Global Accreditation Extended for Carleton’s Sprott School of Business

AACSB International (AASCB) has extended its accreditation of Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business for another five years.

rendering of the Nicol Building exterior view

The Nicol Building, future home of the Sprott School of Business.

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide. AACSB accreditation has been earned by only five per cent of the world’s business schools offering degrees at the bachelor level and higher.

“This significant achievement would not have been possible without the long-term dedication of our outstanding faculty and staff,’’ said Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “This accreditation recognizes and confirms Sprott’s continued success in business education. That’s great news as we watch the new home for Sprott – the Nicol Building – take shape.’’

“Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. The intense peer review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice-president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB.

In their recommendation for the extension of accreditation for Carleton’s business programs, the AACSB peer review team recognized the Sprott School for its student-oriented culture, which was confirmed in meetings with undergraduate and graduate students. They also noted many of the school’s student experience opportunities, such as the From Buckets to Rain Barrels projects in Tanzania, the Sprott Competes case competition program, the Sprott Student Investment Fund, and the many required courses that include experiential learning.

“This achievement reflects the exceptional quality of our school and our dedication to continuous improvement,” said Linda Schweitzer, interim dean of the Sprott School of Business. “I am particularly proud that we were recognized for the engagement and strong bonds between faculty, staff, students and alumni and our view that business and education have an important social responsibility to build and support human welfare and well-being.”

The Sprott School of Business was initially awarded AACSB accreditation in 2013 following a multi-year process of rigorous internal and peer reviewed evaluation to ensure alignment to AACSB standards. These standards require excellence in all areas relating to strategic management and innovation; students, faculty and staff as active participants in the school; learning and teaching; as well as academic and professional engagement. Once accreditation is achieved, each institution participates in a five-year continuous improvement peer review to maintain high quality and extend its accreditation.

About the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University

At Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, our comprehensive approach to business education provides students with the foundation they need to find success and create positive change. We explore complex business issues through our innovative programs, interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships. Our activities are aligned to three core strengths: international focus, innovation and responsible management. To learn more, please visit

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