The College of Business at Clayton State University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
Less than five percent of colleges of business worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. (For information on the global distribution of accredited programs, visit: www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/accreditedmembers.asp)
“It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” says Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.”
The Clayton State College of Business is the largest AACSB-accredited program in the south metropolitan Atlanta region, with an enrollment of more than 1500 students with undergraduate majors in Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, as well as a graduate program in health administration and an MBA.
“Having our programs reaffirmed by AACSB International is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the faculty and staff of the College of Business who have made a lasting commitment to academic excellence,” says College of Business Dean Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi.
Clayton State’s achievement was recognized at the recent AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting held in New York.