The board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International has voted to extend the accreditation of Cal State Northridge’s College of Business and Economics for another five years.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
“We are very pleased by AACSB’s renewal of our accreditation,” said William Jennings, dean of CSUN’s College of Business and Economics. “The congratulations for this achievement and recognition belong to our faculty, our students, our staff, the college advisory board and my leadership team in the college. Most importantly, the future successes of the college will be built on this foundation of AACSB accreditation and excellence in teaching, research and assessment of student learning that AACSB accreditation signifies.”
Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International, said, “it takes great commitment and determination” to earn AACSB accreditation.
“Schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculties and staffs must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to students,” he said.
AACSB International is an association of more than 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership and value-added services. AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5 percent worldwide have earned the achievement.
California State University, Northridge’s College of Business and Economics is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas. The Princeton Review has listed the college among the “best business schools” in the nation for the past four years.