AACSB International Announces Five Business Schools Earn Accreditation, and Sixty-Eight Earn Maintenance of Accreditation in Business or Accounting

Today, there are 672 business schools in 44 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 178 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

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Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that five business schools from four countries have earned AACSB Accreditation. Additionally, sixty-eight institutions have maintained their accreditation in business and/or accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

By achieving this hallmark of excellence, IESEG School of Management (France), Renmin University of China (China), The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (United States), Universidad ESAN (Peru), and Yeshiva University (United States) earned AACSB Accreditation in business.

Today, there are 672 business schools in 44 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 178 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“AACSB commends deans, heads of business units, and academic and non-academic staff at each institution for their exemplary work in helping their schools earn or maintain the highest honor in business school accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We are pleased to welcome the newly accredited schools, and send our congratulations to those that have maintained their accreditation.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment and can take several years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet the AACSB Accreditation standards which require a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses.

To realize accounting accreditation, an institution must first earn or maintain AACSB business accreditation. Then, in addition to developing and implementing a mission-driven plan to satisfy the business accreditation quality standards, accounting accreditation requires the satisfaction of an additional set of standards that are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Reid. “Schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, heads of business units, and academic and non-academic staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

In addition, as ratified by the Board of Directors of AACSB International, the following schools maintain their accreditation in business and/or accounting:

Schools Maintaining Business Accreditation

Adolfo Ibanez University (Chile)
American University (United States)
Appalachian State University (United States)
Aston University (United Kingdom)
California State University, Stanislaus (United States)
Clark University (United States)
Duke University (United States)
Duquesne University (United States)
ESCP Europe (France)
Fairfield University (United States)
Florida Gulf Coast University (United States)
Florida International University (United States)
Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresa (IPADE) (Mexico)
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) (Mexico)
Jacksonville State University (United States)
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
Louisiana State University in Shreveport (United States)
Loyola University New Orleans (United States)
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
Minnesota State University, Mankato (United States)
Missouri State University (United States)
Mississippi State University (United States)
Morehouse College (United States)
Murray State University (United States)
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
North Carolina Central University (United States)
Old Dominion University (United States)
The Pennsylvania State University at Erie, The Behrend College (United States)
The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg (United States)    
Purdue University (United States)    
Rice University (United States)
Rowan University (United States)
San Diego State University (United States)
Seoul National University (South Korea)
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (United States)
Towson University (United States)
Tuskegee University (United States)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal)
University College Dublin (Ireland)
The University of Alabama (United States)
The University of Arizona (United States)
University of California, Irvine (United States)
University of Central Florida (United States)
University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)    
The University of Georgia (United States)
University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
University of Louisville (United States)
The University of Michigan (United States)
The University of Michigan-Flint (United States)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (United States)
University of North Florida (United States)
University of Ottawa (Canada)
University of Richmond (United States)
University of South Florida (United States)
University of South Florida St. Petersburg (United States)
The University of Texas at Tyler (United States)
University of Vermont (United States)
University of West Florida (United States)
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (United States)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (United States)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States)
Western Kentucky University (United States)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Schools Maintaining Accounting Accreditation

Florida International University (United States)
Kent State University (United States)
Mississippi State University (United States)
Old Dominion University (United States)
San Diego State University (United States)    
Texas Tech University (United States)    
The University of Alabama (United States)    
The University of Arizona (United States)    
University of Central Florida (United States)
The University of Georgia (United States)
University of Louisville (United States)
University of North Florida (United States)
University of Richmond (United States)
University of South Florida (United States)
University of South Florida St. Petersburg (United States)
The University of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Western Kentucky University (United States)

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About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,300 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 81 countries and territories. AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services.

As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore.

For more information, please visit: http://www.aacsb.edu.


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