|College of Business and Public Administration earns five-year reaccreditation|
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premiere accreditation agency for business colleges across the globe, recently announced the College of Business and Public Administration successfully completed a maintenance of accreditation review. The successful review carries a five year endorsement of UND’s business programs, which meet AACSB International’s rigorous curriculum and faculty productivity standards. The College of Business and Public Administration becomes part of an elite group that makes up less than 10 percent of the world’s business schools that have achieved business and/or accounting accreditation from AACSB International.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn AACSB accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “These schools have met rigorous standards of excellence, as well as made a commitment to ongoing improvement that ensures that they will deliver a high quality education to students.”
In order to maintain accreditation status, schools like the College of Business and Public Administration must go through a peer review every five years and demonstrate how the college meets the 21 AACSB standards that require highly qualified faculty, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and keeping curricula responsive to the needs of business. “We are incredibly proud of the hard work and leadership put forth by our faculty and staff to receive this continued endorsement,” said Dennis Elbert, dean. “AACSB accreditation means a great deal to us, as it shows our commitment to being a leader in the Midwest as a provider of business education.”
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the field of business and accounting. There are a total of 549 institutions world-wide who have earned specialized AACSB accreditation for their business schools.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations, College of Business & Public Amdinistration, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6937