|Fernando D’Alessio is president of Centrum, the first business school in Peru to be AACSB-accredited. (Photo courtesy Centrum)|
Peru’s business school Centrum recently earned accreditation by AACSB, a global body that recognizes excellence in business education.
Centrum is the first university in Peru to achieve the accreditation, which is currently held by 607 business schools in 38 countries, less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
Centrum joined 11 institutions of higher learning from nine countries, including Elizabeth City State University, Groupe Sup De Co Montpellier in France, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa of Brazil, Lingnan University of China, University of Melbourne, University of St. Thomas-Minnesota USA and University of Victoria of Canada.
"AACSB commends the faculty, deans, directors, and administrative staffs of each institution for their exemplary work in helping their schools earn the highest honor in business school accreditation," said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International.
"We are pleased to welcome the newly accredited schools, and send our congratulations to those that have maintained their accreditation."
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment and can take several years to complete.
During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet the 21 AACSB standards requiring a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of business.
Centrum was founded 10 years ago and is the business branch of the Universidad Católica.
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