Henderson State University’s School of Business is one of 40 business schools throughout the world to have their accreditation extended by the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Businesss (AACSB).
The AACSB peer review team’s recommendation for extension was concurred this month by the association’s Continuous Improvement Review Committee and ratified by the Board of Directors.
AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.
“We are very proud of our continued accreditation from AACSB,” said Dr. Marc Miller, dean of Henderson’s School of Business. “This reflects our focus on providing the highest quality programs to our students.
“I am proud of our faculty who make this possible and their focus on high quality teaching and research which produces an incredibly dynamic business school. I am also appreciative to the administration of Henderson for their support of the School of Business which enables us to pursue and gain this prestigious accreditation.”
For more than a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”
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.