The UNA College of Business Receives AACBS Accreditation
AACSB provides internationally recognized accreditation for business programs.
AACSB accreditation is regarded as the benchmark for business school quality.
Dr. Greg Carnes, Dean of the College of Business, stated,
“Everyone had a role to play in this effort, and as a group we have built an AACSB quality school. More importantly, we have the momentum to continue to improve and become a leader in business education throughout the South.”
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ( AACSB ) is the most credited organization which provides internationally recognized and specialized accreditation for business programs and is rich in history. The organization was established in 1916. Its core mission is to award official recognition and to conduct continuous improvement for educational quality of business and accounting programs worldwide. AACSB Accreditation is known as the longest standing and most recognized form of professional accreditation for business schools and MBA programs. Credits and degrees granted from the accredited institutions and programs are verified around the world.
The evaluation process of AACSB accreditation is stringent. From the phase of application to accreditation, the challenging process is completed with duration of 6 years. The evaluation is a comprehensive review of a school's faculty qualifications, curricula, students' ability, educational services, international supporting resources and etc. All AACSB-accredited institutions must enter the continuous improvement review process every five years. Disqualification such as quality downfalls in curricula, faculties, students or etc. will make an institution or a program removed from the accreditation list. Since the approval process and standards for eligibility are on strict criteria, there are only top business schools can maintain the accreditation. Therefore, acquiring AACSB accreditation is building up bridges between prestigious universities around the world.