TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACSB International (AACSB) announces that the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has earned accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
"AACSB congratulates the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and dean Bernard T. Ferrari on earning accreditation," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. The entire Johns Hopkins team—including the administration, faculty, directors, staff, and students—are to be commended for their roles in earning accreditation."
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. Today, there are 786 business schools in 53 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 186 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
"I want to thank the AACSB and our academic peers for recognizing the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni," said Dean Ferrari. "We are very proud to have earned this honor, which is another milestone in our growth and development."
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, and peer review. During the multi-year process the school focuses 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.
"It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn AACSB Accreditation, and I commend the Carey Business School for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community," said Reid. "Through accreditation, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has not only met specific standards of excellence, but has also made a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to its students."
AACSB International also announced that Asia University-Taiwan, ISC Paris, Soochow University, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Thammasat University, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have earned accreditation in business, and Binghamton University-SUNY has earned accreditation in accounting.
About AACSB International
As the world's largest business education network connecting academe with business, AACSB provides business education intelligence, quality assurance, and professional development services to more than 1,500 member organizations across 97 countries and territories. Founded in 1916, AACSB Accreditation is the highest standard of quality in business education, with over 785 business schools accredited worldwide. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA; its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore; and its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.aacsb.edu.
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