High quality of Ball State's business programs touted by international organization

Topic: Miller College of Business

April 21, 2011

The high quality of the business and accounting programs at the Miller College of Business at Ball State University was reaffirmed recently by AACSB International, the premier body that accredits collegiate business programs. 

To maintain accreditation, the business and accounting programs must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years and demonstrate their continued compliance with 21 quality standards relating to student learning, curriculum relevance, interactions between faculty and students, strategic planning and management of resources, and ties with the business community. 

"The reaffirmation of Miller College's accreditation — of both its accounting and business programs — once again recognizes the world-class quality of our academic programs, the robustness of our quality assurance processes and our emphasis on measuring student learning," said Miller College Dean Rajib Sanyal. "We are particularly pleased that our academic and research centers, including entrepreneurship, sales, insurance, Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — and the network of dynamic external advisory boards for our many programs — were cited as models worthy of emulation."

The college has held AACSB accreditation since 1978, and the accounting programs have been separately accredited since 1990. Only 607 institutions worldwide hold this badge of quality and even fewer — just 167 — have additional accounting accreditation.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

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