The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) is a global nonprofit association that provides quality assurance accreditation for business schools. As the hallmark of excellence in business education, this accreditation is awarded to fewer than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide. Institutions that have AACSB accreditation pledge their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review process.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs of Bilkent Faculty of Business Administration received its initial accreditation in 2006, making the Faculty the first AACSB accredited business school in Turkey. During the past fourteen years, Bilkent FBA extended its accreditation for all of its degree programs twice through its strong commitment to quality and by continuously reviewing and improving its programs to meet AACSB standards and expectations that are built on the dynamic needs of the business world.
Bilkent FBA’s strong commitment to AACSB is also reflected in its voluntary engagements with various AASCB events and activities. Over the years, Faculty leadership has served in various accreditation volunteer positions within AACSB. In addition, Bilkent FBA co-hosted an information session on membership and accreditation for higher education institutions in and around Ankara with AACSB Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in January 2019. The Faculty is also scheduled to host AACSB for two accreditation seminars for business educators and quality assurance professionals in Spring 2021.