COBA maintains prestigious AACSB business accreditation

Posted April 01, 2014

ACU's College of Business Administration (COBA) has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

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. There are only 694 AACSB-accredited business programs in the world; 36 of those programs are in Texas, and of those, only eight are private institutions.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” says Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and professional staff must also make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure the institution continues to deliver the highest quality education to students."

The ACU College of Business Administration was initially accredited by AACSB in 2004. It has continued to receive full recognition and extension of its accreditation by the AACSB's Continuous Improvement Review Committee following visits in 2009 and 2014.

"We are thrilled to continue to deliver the mark of quality required to be accredited by the AACSB International - the highest mark of excellence in business education in the world," says Dr. Rick Lytle, dean of the College of Business Administration.

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