SILC became a member of AACSB in 2013 and successfully earned the AACSB accreditation in 2020. The initial accreditation is effective for five years. This marks the enormous strides SILC has made in teaching, research, and social service and another big step toward becoming a globally-recognized business school. SILC is the first undergraduate program level Sino-foreign cooperative school in China that has earned AACSB accreditation. Shanghai University becomes the first 211 university sponsored by local municipal government that has earned AACSB accreditation.
AACSB International (AACSB), a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide.