The Barney School of Business first earned AACSB accreditation in 2000. Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment and can take several years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet the 21 AACSB standards requiring a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of business.
"We are thrilled to once again receive AACSB International accreditation," said James Fairfield-Sonn, dean of the Barney School of Business. "The review committee was impressed with all we have done to pursue our mission to 'prepare individuals to be leaders and decision-makers who are globally aware and socially responsible.' We have built processes and systems to support our mission and it shows."
"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. "Schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculties and staffs must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to students."
Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. For more information, please visit www.aacsb.edu.