TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that Metropolitan State University of Denver has earned accreditation for its College of Business. 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 Metropolitan State University of Denver and dean Ann Murphy 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 MSU Denver 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 755 business schools in 51 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
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 Metropolitan State University of Denver for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community," said Reid. "Through accreditation, MSU Denver 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 Dublin City University (Ireland), I-Shou University (Chinese Taipei), Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom), National Taipei University (Chinese Taipei), Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), the University of Malaya (Malaysia), and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China) have earned accreditation in business.
About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of almost 1,450 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 90 countries and territories. AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. 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, please visit: www.aacsb.edu.
SOURCE AACSB International