UE School of Business Maintains Accreditation by AACSB International
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The University of Evansville has been notified that the UE Schroeder School of Business has maintained its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
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. The AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Less than five percent of the world's business programs have earned this distinction.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” explained Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”
The AACSB peer review team concluded that Schroeder School of Business faculty members are highly engaged in the success of their students and are distinctive in their portfolio of experiential learning programs. The team also commended the Schroeder School of Business’s recent #1 national ranking for its accounting and finance programs among small universities by Master of Finance Degrees.
Dean of the Schroeder School of Business Greg Rawski said that it was “a great feeling to maintain our AACSB accreditation and continue the positive momentum in the Schroeder School of Business. We strive to not only provide students with an exceptional learning environment, but also to give them a customized career placement experience. We have achieved a 98 percent career placement rate for four consecutive years and have seen a 20 percent increase in the starting salaries of our graduates.”