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M. Tawfik Mady , Alexandria University, Egypt
Adel Al-Hussainan , Kuwait University, Kuwait
Tarek Tawfik Mady , University of Prince Edward Island, Canada


The purpose of the study is to investigate the attitude of faculty members of the College of Business Administration at Kuwait University (CBA-KU) toward the AACSB accreditation system and the way they perceive the benefits of accreditation. The level of association and the causal effect of perceived benefits on shaping faculty attitude are also addressed. A questionnaire was administered to all faculty members at CBA-KU resulting in a final response of 43 observations. While the one-sample t-test and Pearson correlation were used to investigate faculty attitude and perceived benefits and their level of association, Regression analysis was utilized in testing the effect of perceived benefits on faculty attitudes. Findings revealed a relatively high positive attitude toward AACSB accreditation and a significant above-average level of agreement with all addressed benefit statements. Significant positive correlation between benefits and attitudes and a significant effect of academic benefits on faculty attitude were also confirmed. The study is the first AACSB accreditation survey in Kuwait which enriches the understanding of the value of earning the accreditation and highlights some factors that enhance faculty positive attitude toward AACSB accrediting.

AACSB accreditation, AACSB benefits, Accreditation value, Attitude toward AACSB accreditation, Kuwait, Accreditation, Attitude, Faculty


El propósito del estudio es investigar la actitud de los profesores de la Facultad de Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Kuwait (CBA-KU) hacia el sistema de acreditación AACSB y la forma en que perciben los beneficios de la acreditación. También se abordan el nivel de asociación y el efecto causal de los beneficios percibidos en la formación de la actitud del profesorado. Se administró un cuestionario a todos los miembros de la facultad de CBA-KU, lo que resultó en una respuesta final de 43 observaciones. Mientras que la prueba t de una muestra y la correlación de Pearson se utilizaron para investigar la actitud del profesorado y los beneficios percibidos y su nivel de asociación, se utilizó el análisis de regresión para probar el efecto de los beneficios percibidos en las actitudes del profesorado. Los hallazgos revelaron una actitud positiva relativamente alta hacia la acreditación AACSB y un nivel de acuerdo significativo por encima del promedio con todas las declaraciones de beneficios abordadas. También se confirmó una correlación positiva significativa entre los beneficios y las actitudes y un efecto significativo de los beneficios académicos en la actitud del profesorado. El estudio es la primera encuesta de acreditación de AACSB en Kuwait que enriquece la comprensión del valor de obtener la acreditación y destaca algunos factores que mejoran la actitud positiva de los docentes hacia la acreditación de AACSB.

Palabras clave
Acreditación AACSB, Beneficios AACSB, Valor de acreditación, Actitud hacia la acreditación AACSB, Kuwait, Acreditación, Actitud, Facultad

13 September 2022

26 October 2022

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.


Mady, M. T.; Al-Hussainan, A. & Mady, T.T. (2023). AACSB-Accreditation benefits as predictor of faculty attitude toward the accreditation process: an exploratory study. Journal of Management and Business Education, 6(1), 24-42.


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