Triple accreditation (or Triple Crown accreditation) is the accreditation awarded to business schools worldwide by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations:
AACSB — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (based in Tampa, Florida, with an Asia office in Singapore)
AMBA — The Association of MBAs (based in London)
EQUIS — European Quality Improvement System (based in Brussels)
Accreditation from any one of these organizations has a three-fold benefit for student, school and employer. The school benefits from compliance to a world-renowned process, the student is assured that their business education will retain its value and employers have a candidate pool of students that have been taught by a school of international acclaim.
Each of the three institutions assesses a business school according to different criteria and scope. They evaluate programs and student learning, the quality of staff, international engagement, and ability to continually maintain and improve these high standards.
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is on the way to receive international accreditation. We already have become members of AACSB, AMBA, and EFMD (runs EQUIS processes which aims to raise the standards of management education around the world).
The next step is receiving full accreditation. The process for the EMBA program will start in November 2016 after the 3rd EMBA cohort of students graduating from NUGSB.