by Meggy Weng
The MCU School of Management (SOM) is now pursuing AACSB Accreditation. Their Eligibility Application was accepted in June 2014, the Standards Alignment Plan was accepted in May 2015, and the first Progress Report was approved in March 2016. AACSB conducted mentor visits in 2014 and 2015 at MCU, and SOM received positive results for both of the visits. Dr. Roger Weikle, the chair of the AACSB final Peer Review Team assigned to SOM will lead the on-site visit from May 14 to May 17, 2017.
The delegation also includes Dean Manuel Agosin from University of Chile and Dr. Ricardo Lim from Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines. All three are professional scholars with extensive experiences in AACSB accreditation. The schedule includes campus visits, as well as interviews with faculty, students, staff and administrators. Through the in-depth interviews with different parties, the delegation will better understand the SOM’s efforts in business education. Through these accreditation efforts, the educational quality in SOM will continuously be upgraded.