TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that Stockton University has earned accreditation for its School 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 Stockton University and dean Janet Wagner 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 Stockton 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 764 business schools in 52 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 Stockton University for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community," said Reid. "Through accreditation, Stockton 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 Curtin University (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), the Institute of Management Technology—Ghaziabad (India), the Lebanese American University (Lebanon), National Chung Cheng University (Chinese Taipei), Tongji University (China), the University of North Alabama (United States), and the University of Bahrain (Bahrain) have earned accreditation in business.
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 1,500 member organizations across 91 countries and territories. Founded in 1916, AACSB Accreditation is the highest standard of quality in business education, with over 755 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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