International - 22 nov 2021

PUCPR Business School earns AACSB International Accreditation

Founded in 1916, AACSB is a US-based association that provides one of the most prestigious international accreditations for business schools worldwide


The PUCPR Business School earned accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), becoming the 5th accredited Business School in Brazil. Founded in 1916, AACSB provides internationally recognized certification for Business programs at the Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. The result was officially announced by the AACSB on November 16th, 2021

The accreditation process is voluntary, nongovernmental, and includes an external review of a School’s ability to deliver high-quality programs. Business School – PUCPR was evaluated under 15 standards that address the mission, impact, and innovation, intellectual contribution, financial strategies and resource allocation, admission, progression and career development of students, sufficiency, development, and management of the faculty, support to faculty and administrative staff, curriculum management and assurance of student’s learning. A total of 926 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business.

“We are very grateful for the achievement of the AACSB accreditation, representing the recognition of a whole journey of efforts, strengthening the quality of our Business School. We believe that joining the AACSB accredited institutions group will bring even greater prestige and visibility to our School, both locally and internationally. It is a worthwhile achievement for Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná”, said Bruno Henrique Rocha Fernandes, Dean of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – Business School.


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