TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that the University of North Alabama 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 the University of North Alabama and dean Gregory Carnes for successfully completing a multi-year process to achieve accreditation," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "During this peer-review process, the University of North Alabama confirmed alignment with 15 global accreditation standards, while demonstrating how they achieve success within each of the three pillars on which AACSB accreditation rests—engagement, innovation, and impact."
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.
"AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. Everyone at UNA—including the administration, faculty, senior management teams, staff, and students—are to be commended for their role in earning accreditation, and for their commitment to ongoing improvement," continued Reid.
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), Stockton University (United States), Tongji University (China), 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.
SOURCE AACSB International