UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO EARNS AACSB INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION
Tampa, Fla., USA (August 2, 2011)—AACSB
International (AACSB) announced today that the University of California, San Diego has earned accreditation for its Rady School of Management. 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.
“AACSB congratulates congratulates the University California, San Diego, and dean Robert Sullivan on earning accreditation, and we welcome them into the family of AACSB accredited business schools,” said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. “AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. Dean Sullivan and the faculty, directors, and staff of UCSD are to be commended for their role in earning accreditation.”
AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. Today, there are 633 business schools in 40 countries that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 177 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
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. As required by AACSB standards, all accredited schools
must go through a peer review process every five years in order to maintain their accreditation.
“It takes a great deal of self evaluation and determination to earn AACSB Accreditation, and I commend the University of California, San Diego for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community,” said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Through accreditation, UCSD has not only met specific standards of excellence, but has also made a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to its students.”
AACSB International also announced that Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Euromed Management (France), Kozminski University (Poland), Pforzheim University (Germany), Ryerson University (Canada), Sabanci University (Turkey), State University of New York College at Oneonta (United States), The University of Adelaide (Australia), Universidad del Pacífico (Perú), University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and University of Western Australia (Australia) earned AACSB Accreditation in business. Additionally, six institutions have maintained their accreditation in business and one has maintained its accreditation in accounting.
About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,200 educational
institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through
accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accrediting 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 headquarters is located in Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.aacsb.edu.