Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of April 2011, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
On November 1st I wrote about our AACSB accreditation, discussing the visit of the peer review team looking at extending our accreditation for another five years (“reaffirmation” is what AACSB calls it).
This week we received the good news that the AACSB Board of Directors has approved the team’s recommendation that our accreditation be extended! The extension of our accreditation reflects the excellent work our faculty and staff are doing to provide an outstanding education to our students! There is a lot of work that needs to be done to meet AACSB’s high expectations, and it is our faculty and staff that get the work done!
In the review, the visiting team gave Albers high marks in several areas:
The report also encouraged us to continue our efforts to enhance and support the quality and impact of faculty scholarship and to seek ways to expand our financial resources.
AACSB is the premier business accrediting body worldwide. Currently, there are 643 accredited schools in 43 countries, and less than 5% of the world’s business schools are accredited. AACSB is all about quality business education and continuous improvement. Once you are accredited, you want to make sure you stay accredited!
As I mentioned on November 1, re-accreditation is not automatic and requires our continuous attention. It is not something you can pull together in the six months before the visit. A visiting team will be back in Fall, 2016. In the meantime, we will maintain our commitment to quality business education and continuous improvement!
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2012!
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