AACSB International and the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) have signed an international collaboration agreement that will allow schools in this region to earn initial accreditation or complete their continuous improvement review with both organizations by using a single, streamlined process.
Under the new agreement, administrators at Dutch and Flemish schools will need to complete only one concurrent review process. The organizations expect more than 20 institutions and a large number of programs to benefit from the collaborative arrangement.
The agreement was signed in May at AACSB’s inaugural Annual Accreditation Conference for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), held in Amsterdam. According to Tim Mescon, senior vice president and chief officer of AACSB’s EMEA headquarters, “The signing of this collaboration with NVAO will allow AACSB to partner with a [regional accrediting body] and utilize the best of both organizational processes, while assuring only the highest quality of business education.”