The University of Nebraska at Omaha Earns AACSB International Accreditation in Accounting

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AACSB International announced today that the University of Nebraska at Omaha has earned accreditation for its accounting department within the College of Business Administration. Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting

AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that the University of Nebraska at Omaha has earned accreditation for its accounting department within the College of Business Administration. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.

"AACSB congratulates The University of Nebraska at Omaha and Dr. Susan W. Eldridge on earning accreditation for its Department of Accounting," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Dr. Eldridge, the Department of Accounting, as well as the faculty, directors, and administrative staff of the UNO College of Business are to be commended for their role in earning accreditation in accounting.”

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 681 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 179 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

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.

“I commend the University of Nebraska at Omaha for its dedication to management education, and for its leadership within the community,” said Reid. “By earning accounting accreditation, UNO has not only met the standards of excellence for their overall business program, but has also made a commitment to excellence for their accounting department.”

AACSB International also announced that Carleton University (United States), Florida Southern College (United States), Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle (France), Nanjing University (China), Union University (United States), University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (United States), University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of New South Wales (Australia), Zagreb School of Economics and Management (Croatia), and Zayed University (United Arab Emirates) earned AACSB Accreditation in business.

About AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,350 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 83 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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