There’s no shortage of business programs out there, and a lot of them are great. But how can you really tell the ones that are truly committed to delivering a quality, sound education and working all the time to get even better? There is a seal of approval: accreditation by AACSB International. Just over 400 business schools worldwide have achieved this certification, and Ball State's Miller College of Business is one of them.
AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has been evaluating business schools since 1916, and is recognized as the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. AACSB strives to ensure that programs are excellent now and that they have mechanisms in place to achieve continuous improvement.
It’s not a one-size-fits-all accreditation. The review process takes into account each school’s mission and objectives, then through self-evaluation and peer review, gauges how well the school lives up to the mission and objectives. It also evaluates the program against AACSB’s accreditation standards, and the end result recognizes the diverse paths that are available for achieving high-quality education and ongoing improvement. In the end, AACSB accreditation is important not only to gain that seal of approval but also to encourage and facilitate ongoing improvement.
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