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School of Business Alumni eNewsletter , Spring 2010

One step closer to achieving international accreditation

The School of Business is making great progress in earning the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation and is close to completing the intense seven year process. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard for business schools and will be a significant achievement for our School.

On September 11-13, we held a mock visit, in which a team of three deans from AACSB business schools reviewed our academic program and interviewed a variety of people to evaluate our readiness for the final accreditation review.

"The mock team was pleased with our preparation towards accreditation and very impressed with the level of commitment and participation from our faculty, students, and campus and business leaders," reported Chih-Yang Tsai, Associate Dean of the School of Business and leader of the accreditation effort.

Our final visit will be held during the 2012-2013 academic year.

According to AACSB, some of the benefits of accreditation include: national and international recognition; improved status from employers' perspective; recruitment of more highly qualified students; and increased chances to obtain grants and donations.