ISO 9001 Accreditation for Adelaide Business School
The Adelaide Business School has become the first institution of its kind in Australia to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 certification for quality provision of tertiary education services. This accreditation recognises the real-world, ethical business culture that benefits business students at the University of Adelaide.
Read on to learn more about the ISO 9001 business accreditation and what it means for the Adelaide Business School.
What is the ISO 9001 Quality Management System?
ISO 9001 is a highly-respected quality management standard applied across the globe to a wide array of industries and institutions. You may recognise the ISO 9001 certification by its distinctive 5 Ticks Standards Mark Certification, widely valued and revered by clients and customers around the world.
In the context of this business certification, the ISO 9001 assesses management principles including leadership, continual improvement, evidence-based decision making and a strong customer focus.
According to Professor Noel Lindsay, Dean of Business and Pro Vice chancellor - (Entrepreneurship at the University of Adelaide), achieving the ISO 9001 certification demonstrates a serious commitment to quality teaching and learning to students and partners.
“We are serious about reflecting the very highest standards acceptable within the world of business”, says Professor Noel Lindsay.
“Having a certified quality assurance approach will improve the ‘customer experience’ of our students. They will see a consistency to their teaching and learning, to their assessment, and to their learning outcomes right across our Business School.”
What other accreditations does Adelaide Business School hold?
Including the ISO 9001, the University’s Adelaide Business School now has five big ticks for quality, among an impressive total of 11 different certifications. These are the others that make up the five:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation
- Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) accreditation
- Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Advanced Signatory
- Adelaide MBA: The on campus program is ranked second of all business school MBAs in Australia by the Australian Financial Review in 2019
“We want students to know that when they go out into the world of business, they’ve already been immersed in a quality culture”
- Professor Noel Lindsay, Dean of Business and Pro Vice chancellor - Entrepreneurship at the University of Adelaide
An institution founded on quality principles
The Adelaide Business School is founded on the concept of quality, entrepreneurship and innovation. As the school builds on its business culture and principles, it can be seen that standards continue to improve each year. This journey is reflected in the growing number of certifications the business school has achieved.
Achieving the ISO 9001 certification is also part of the Adelaide Business School’s strategic plan, which is based on ‘organisational renewal through the pursuit for quality’.
“Our work on quality certification also builds on our Business School’s other unique educational proposition, which is founded upon entrepreneurship and innovation,” Says Professor Noel Lindsay.
“The certification also commits us to continual improvement, which means we will regularly put ourselves to the test with a focus on improving our student outcomes even further.”
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