Business School Maintains Accreditation

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Only five percent of world's business programs are accredited by AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

By Sean Nealon on July 2, 2014

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A. Gary Anderson Hall, home of UC Riverside's School of Business Administration.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration has maintained its accreditation by AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the college learned June 30.

“We are extremely pleased to maintain our accreditation as it provides the foundation for our continued goal to become one of the premier business schools,” said School of Business Administration Dean Yunzeng Wang. “I want to thank our faculty and staff for their tireless efforts as we work to achieve the vision we have to best serve our students for the ever-changing global economy.”

Established in 1972, the University of California Riverside, School of Business Administration, home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, is committed to developing diverse leaders, propelling research-based innovation, promoting sustainable growth within the regional and global economy, and making a difference on a global scale.

With “Leading Thinkers, Leading Growth” as the school’s motto, the school has a broad selection of academic programs—B.S. in Business Administration, MBA, Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Finance, and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. There are 711 business schools in 47 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

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