Karlstad Business School is actively working with quality development. One step in this work is that we have become members in the organisation AACSB. Our mission is to provide education for a responsible leadership, which is why Karlstad Business School has signed on to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
To be a business school with high quality educations has always been one of our goals. One step in this quality work is that we have become members of the organization AACSB. We are currently working on achieving accreditation according to their standard.
Karlstad Business School a member of AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, is since 2010. AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business. Membership does not imply accreditation.
Responsible management education
Karlstad Business School has signed on to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The PRME initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related academic institutions, business schools, and universities. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the Principles provide an engagement framework for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibility through the incorporation of universal values into curricula and research. To date, over 600 leading business schools and management-related academic institutions from more than 80 countries across the world are signatories of PRME. Even more, over one third of the Financial Times' top 100 business schools participate in PRME.
Student interaction - assessment for quality
Students views and experience of courses, study programmes, exams and services are of vital importance to the quality development at Karlstad Business School. Students' feedback on completed courses and the student-student as well as student-faculty interactions in relation to the course syllabus and learning goals, is collected via the university's semi-automated system. The teacher responsible for the course (course instructor) analyzes the result based on student comments. The course analysis is published at the course web page and is sent to the Head of Karlstad Business School. The program directors discuss and evaluate each course together with student representative in the Study Program Committee, which can lead to improvements and further development. Notes from the Study Program Committee are presented and discussed in the Subject Committee each semester and give impact on the next instance of the course. One student is representing at the next level, in the Department Committee where all directors of studies are participating among other faculty members.
Three students are members of the External Advisory Board; those are also invited to the Karlstad Business School Section Team. The Section Team is a cross degree program advisory board in addition to student representing their own degree program type in different Student Associations, directed by the Student Union at the university. Thus, students are involved in interactions with particularly those faculty members who have primary responsibilities for program development, course development, course delivery, and evaluation to assure quality. The Section Team provides a direct channel between the Management Team to student representative.