Hitotsubashi ICS earns AASCB International Accreditation
TOKYO, Japan – July 30, 2021: The School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School (Hitotsubashi ICS) is proud to announce that it has earned business accreditation from AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Accreditation from AACSB, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the world’s largest business education network, constitutes recognition of Hitotsubashi ICS’s exemplary high-quality business education, entrepreneurial mindset, innovative strategies, and impact-oriented research.
“This distinction is a globally-recognized symbol of excellence in business education and we are delighted to join this exclusive network of less than 6% of the world’s business schools,” said Kazuo Ichijo, Dean of Hitotsubashi ICS. “The accreditation process has been an opportunity for us to showcase our passion for management education and our drive for high-quality research in business administration. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated staff and faculty, along with students, alumni, and external stakeholders, demonstrated outstanding dedication and teamwork to earn this accreditation. This is a significant accomplishment that will benefit the entire Hitotsubashi ICS community in the years ahead. We truly appreciate that AACSB has recognized our commitment and ongoing contribution to high-quality business education.”
Established in 1998 as Japan’s very first national university-based Professional Graduate School, Hitotsubashi ICS welcomed its inaugural student intake in 2000. The school, located in the heart of Tokyo’s business district, offers a world-class business education conducted100% in English.
Hitotsubashi ICS is Japan’s most globally connected business school, being a founding member of and the sole Japanese representative school in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), a 32-member alliance of the world’s leading business schools. Hitotsubashi ICS also boasts extensive domestic business networks that include many of Japan’s leading companies, as well as strong alliances with industry in Asia and worldwide.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, Hitotsubashi ICS has already made its mark on the world by developing perceptive, agile, and savvy knowledge creators who are taking the lead on inspired, forward-looking business initiatives in Japan, Asia, and worldwide.
With AACSB accreditation assuring and guiding its future advancement, Hitotsubashi ICS is even more empowered to realize its mission of achieving the ‘Best of Two Worlds’ by acting as a bridge linking Japan to Asia and the globe, and as an international center for the creation, management, and dissemination of knowledge.
The AACSB press release can be found here:
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