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About AACSB Accreditation...

    Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the hallmark of quality in management education worldwide.

    Be Smart.

    For students seeking the finest education, and companies seeking high-caliber talent, AACSB International accreditation is one of the most important affirmations of the right choice of business school.

    AACSB International business and accounting accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

    Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review process. These business schools set forth a thoughtful and strategic plan, and then marshal the resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission. Curricula are evaluated in terms of outcome; for instance, employers are often polled as to a graduate’s performance. AACSB International accreditation demands a superior faculty, supporting high-caliber teaching and meaningful interaction between students and faculty.

    In short, a business school accredited by AACSB International produces graduates who are prepared to succeed in the business world.

    Be Selective.

    Less than one-third of U.S. business schools and only 15% of business schools worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation. This distinction is an achievement requiring a tremendous amount of effort. It's worth it.

    AACSB International accreditation continuously challenges business schools to perform at the highest level. Prospective employers are assured that graduates come from a program where the content and quality have been meticulously evaluated by a team of peer reviewers, including deans of some of the world's most prestigious business schools. This process ensures that programs at AACSB International accredited schools are current, provide relevant knowledge, and reflect an understanding of today's complex business environment.

    Be Successful.

    Educational assets - time, money, and effort - are enormously valuable. One should invest them wisely.

    An AACSB International accredited school returns your investment by delivering a competitive advantage in today's global business world. Enrollment at an accredited school makes you a member of an elite group of emerging, competitive business leaders.

    Schools accredited by AACSB International meet the challenge of preparing students to contribute to their organizations and the larger society, by enabling them to grow personally and professionally throughout their career.

    Your choice of an AACSB International accredited school not only delivers access to the finest educational resources in the world today, but also opens the door to exceptional professional opportunities in the future.

    Be Sure.

    One business school accreditation represents the highest standards in the world, and has since 1916: AACSB International. AACSB International accreditation reflects an understanding of the complex demands faced by today's business organizations and leaders: global economic forces, conflicting values, changing technology in products and processes, and demographic diversity among employees and customers. Reaching beyond pure technical skills, these exceptional schools also focus on creativity, teamwork, and other human skills necessary for success as an accomplished manager.

    Just as business leaders face rising expectations for their performance and the performance of their organizations, programs in business management education must also pursue higher standards. AACSB International has been dedicated to continuous relevance and improvement since the adoption of the first standards. Additional standards for programs in accountancy were adopted in 1980. AACSB International accredited members approved mission-linked accreditation standards and the peer review process in 1991. In 2003, accredited members approved standards that are relevant within the context of business programs around the world.

    For additional information on AACSB International accreditation, and a list of accredited schools, please visit their web site at www.aacsb.edu or call 813-769-6500.
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