Farmville, VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
The most prestigious accrediting agency for schools of business around the world has reaffirmed its stamp of approval for Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics.
The College of Business and Economics at Longwood University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accreditation body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. Today only about 650 business schools in 45 countries and territories maintain AACSB Accreditation.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”
In addition to its BSBA and online MBA degree programs, the College of Business and Economics at Longwood houses the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”-focused SNVC Institute for Leadership and Innovation, the Longwood Center for Cyber Security and the Longwood Logistics Center. The college is characterized by excellence in classroom knowledge combined with real-world experience gained through required internships coordinated by its McGaughy Internship and Professional Development Center. All of these support the college’s mission to create effective and successful business leaders, and provide tomorrow’s leaders with profitable decision-making tools based on values and ethics.
“Our faculty is made up of great teachers and thinkers, and they facilitate our students’ development across the business spectrum,” said Paul Barrett, dean of the College of Business and Economics. “We offer several distinct market-driven programs, including cyber security and an online MBA. Our ability to maintain the distinguished honor of being AACSB accredited signals that Longwood is a great business school about to get better. And we intend to work even harder and smarter to unleash the power in the next generation of effective, values-based business leaders.”
About the College of Business and Economics, Longwood University, and AACSB International:
Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, accredited by AACSB International, prepares effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop their full potential. A dedication to leadership values and ethics builds on Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders. The college’s required and outstanding internship program ensures that all students practice their business skills and apply their knowledge in the real business world.
Founded in 1839, Longwood University is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Longwood is a coeducational, comprehensive public institution offering 100 majors, minors and concentrations to more than 4,800 students with undergraduate programs in business administration, education and human services, nursing, and the arts and sciences, plus an MBA and other graduate programs in education, communication sciences and disorders, English and sociology.
AACSB International(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 doctoral 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, Fla., and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.aacsb.edu.