College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation

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 initial accreditation."

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.

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