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Renewed NVAO and AACSB Accreditation for all programs of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Published: 04th July 2022 Last updated: 04th July 2022

The Dutch accreditation organization NVAO has reaccredited all programs of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). NVAO concluded that the programs meet all requirements which are needed. These requirements are related to learning objectives, curricula of the programs, student assessments and the achievement of the learning outcomes. In addition, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, has renewed TiSEM’s business accreditation for five years

The AACSB accreditation is one of the highest achievable recognitions for a business school. We are therefore very pleased that TiSEM - but also TIAS - may carry this important quality stamp for the next 5 years. - Lex Meijdam.


Every six years, an academic degree program has to be reaccredited by NVAO.  All programs of TiSEM applied for this accreditation. The process included the writing of a Self- evaluation report by the Academic Directors, a site visit of an international panel of peers with meetings of internal and external stakeholders of the programs, a review report written by this panel and the final decision of NVAO.


AACSB accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. It includes a rigorous external review of a school's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. By renewing the accreditation for TiSEM, AACSB rewards the quality of its courses and confirms that its strategy is in line with the best international academic standards according to the three pillars of accreditation: strategic management and innovation, learner success, and thought leadership.

The accreditation team was impressed with TiSEM's consistent investments in research talent, culture, and infrastructure and expressed a very positive view of the Recognition and Reward program, which can help ensure high quality in all aspects of academic work. Furthermore, the team praised the School for its motivated and committed staff, both academic and nonacademic. I am proud of this result and would like to thank everyone who helped make it happen. - Lex Meijdam.