The Singapore Management University (SMU) is one of the youngest universities to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). SMU earned the accreditation for both its business and accounting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The programmes are offered by its Lee Kong Chian School of Business and School of Accountancy. AACSB is one of the oldest and most recognised form of professional accreditation programmes an institution can receive.
SMU said that currently, some 620 business schools in 38 countries have maintained the AACSB accreditation. Another 177 institutions have AACSB accreditation for their accounting programmes. Accredited schools must maintain their accreditations every five years. After the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), SMU is the second university in Singapore to earn both accreditations.