Sobey School successfully extends prestigious AACSB accreditation


The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University has reaffirmed its commitment to continuous quality improvement and successfully extended its accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 836 business schools in 55 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.

Founded in 1934, the Sobey School of Business is the largest and most respected business school in Atlantic Canada, and one of the oldest business schools in Canada. The school’s comprehensive range of offerings includes a PhD, MBA, MBA (CPA Stream), Executive MBA and large undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce program. Specialized programs like the Master of Finance, Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Master of Applied Economics, and the Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions make the Sobey School of Business unique and special.

“AACSB Accreditation is a strong endorsement of the quality of business education we offer.  Our faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to student learning outcomes with a mission-driven approach to continuous improvement,” said Harjeet Bhabra, the Dean of the Sobey School of Business.

“Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB.  “The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International website at:

Submitted by Charlene Boyce, Sobey School of Business.