Accreditation and Rankings

AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation is one of the most significant achievements in the history of Oulu Business School. Only some 5 % of the world's business schools have fulfilled the AACSB quality standards, and Oulu Business School at the University of Oulu is now one of the longest AACSB accredited business schools in the Nordic countries.

AACSB Accreditation will multiply the opportunities available for Oulu Business School in international education markets and research. Having an internationally accredited business school raises the profile of the whole University of Oulu and the Oulu region as an international centre of business expertise.

The accreditation awarded by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the most significant hallmark of excellence in business education and research. Oulu Business School was one of the four business schools in the Nordic countries getting the AACSB accreditation first.

AACSB Accreditation evaluates business schools according to 15 standards that focus on different aspects: strategic management, the quality of the school's faculty, students and processes, and the level of education programmes and student learning.

Eligible business schools usually need 3-7 years to achieve accreditation. Oulu Business School completed the official accreditation process quickly, in less than three years.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019

THE World University Ranking by subject ranks approximately 400-600 world’s best universities in business & economics, education, social sciences and law. In 2019 ranking the comparison in business & economics category was made among the top 585 universities in business & economics of some 16,000 business school units in the world. Oulu Business School was ranked among the top 250 universities.

Times Higher Education ranking emphasizes education, research as well as citations. Industry income, international outlook, and international reputation of research and education are also taken into consideration.

Last updated: 16.2.2021