ISC Paris receives AACSB accreditation renewal

ISC Paris is proud to have received the renewal of the AACSB accreditation for all its programmes and campuses for 5 years (until 2027) following audits carried out on our campuses.

What is AACSB?

The AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation was created in 1916 in the United States to reward business schools for the quality of their management training. This accreditation guarantees academic excellence as well as good student support. Today, more than 900 business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

Criteria for obtaining AACSB

The accrediting body studies several criteria in order to decide whether or not to grant accreditation. The auditors praised several good practices of the ISC Paris Group:

  • Action Learning is at the heart of the ISC Paris experience and value proposition. Students come to our school for this reason, which is reflected in their participation in student enterprises;
  • Employers recognise that the key differentiators for graduates are a practical approach to challenges, a strong knowledge of technology and a humility in teamwork, all of which stem from their practical experience in project work;
  • ISC Paris’ programme review processes are robust and well established. They are led by the Curriculum Committee, composed of academic directors and faculty members;
  • The competency assessment framework is very comprehensive. The school has been careful to implement it as part of its international expansion, notably with its off-shore programmes;
  • Topics related to ‘current and emerging technologies’ and ‘CSR’ are included in all programmes and, in some cases, specializations in these areas are available;
  • An excellent alumni association with alumni committed to the school and its “DNA”. 

A word from the school’s Director: Jean-Christophe Hauguel

“The renewal of the AACSB accreditation for the ISC Paris Group for 5 years perpetuates the 2025 strategic course. The peer review was based on the new standards which emphasise the impact of the school’s stakeholders on society, particularly in the Paris region and Orléans. We are also proud of this result because the AACSB highlighted many positive points about the school and the commitment of the faculty and staff. Finally, the capacity of the ISC community (students, administrators, alumni, partners) to bring the school’s DNA to life, particularly around the Action Learning pedagogy, was cited as an example of best practice and was very impressive.”