School of Business Administration

School of Business Administration receives prestigious extension of AACSB-International accreditation

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School of Business Administration receives prestigious extension of AACSB-International accreditation
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AACSB accreditation is a hallmark of excellence in business school education.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) extended the accreditation of the business and accounting programs at the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network advancing students, educators and business worldwide.

“AACSB accreditation is a remarkable achievement, recognizing academic excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement,” says Michael A. Mazzeo, dean, School of Business Administration at Oakland University.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools, according to AACSB, placing Oakland’s Business School among a very exclusive group. Only 187 institutions in the world hold additional AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs, a distinction held by the top 1 percent of business programs in the world.

To earn and sustain business accreditation, an institution’s business program is required to undergo a rigorous review and evaluation process. During the accreditation process, business school deans with substantial knowledge of business education and accreditation standards visit and evaluate the program.

The School was reviewed based on 15 business accreditation standards including mission and strategic management; support for students, faculty and staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement of students and faculty. There are six additional standards specific to the accounting discipline and profession.

The School submits annual reports to AACSB on enrollments, retention, graduation, faculty and staff levels and hires, salaries and other benchmark data.

The Business School at Oakland University has held AACSB accreditation since 1988.

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