College of Business Accredited by AACSB
The College of Business has earned initial accreditation from the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The distinction, which is the hallmark of
business education excellence, places the college in an elite group; less than five
percent of business schools worldwide have earned the accrediting body's accreditation.
"It is my great pleasure and honor to announce that the university has earned accreditation
from AACSB International for our College of Business," said Robert F. Scherer, dean
and professor of management. "This distinction ensures the degree that current and
prospective students receive from the University of Dallas is recognized as one of
the world's best. Achieving this accreditation was no small feat and we are extremely
proud to receive the designation."
To achieve accreditation, an institution's business program is required to undergo
a meticulous internal review and evaluation process. During this period, the school
must develop and implement a mission-driven plan to satisfy 20 quality standards relating
to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources and interactions of faculty
and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of
learning goals in degree programs.
During the process, the College of Business was visited and evaluated by business
school deans with detailed knowledge of business education, applying accreditation
standards that are widely-accepted in the educational community.
"We warmly congratulate the University of Dallas College of Business and welcome them
into the AACSB family of internationally accredited business schools," said John J.
Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. "AACSB Accreditation
represents the highest achievement for an educational institution and its college
of business. The dean, faculty, staff and administration are to be commended for their
dedication and commitment to continuous improvement, and for their role in earning
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body
for business schools that offer bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in business
and accounting. To learn more about AACSB or the accreditation process, visit www.aacsb.edu.