By demonstrating excellence in innovation, engagement, and impact, three institutions earn AACSB International Accreditation.
Tampa, Fla., USA (May 3, 2017)—AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) announced today that Mississippi College, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and the University of Central Oklahoma have earned accreditation in business.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide. Through today’s ratification, a total of 789 institutions across 53 countries and territories have earned AACSB Accreditation in business. Further, 186 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“AACSB’s accreditation standards are designed to help schools discover—and deliver on—their differentiated mission, so they can foster meaningful change through engagement, innovation, and impact,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We commend each for their exemplary work and thank them for their dedication to academic excellence.”
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.
“For over a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards of business education,” continued Reid. “From the start of the accreditation process, schools must demonstrate that they have the resources, credentials, and dedication needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education, while remaining committed to a continuous improvement review every five years.”
For more detailed information about AACSB Accreditation, please visit www.aacsb.edu/accreditation.
About AACSB International
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.