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Idaho State University College of Business maintains prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Posted January 4, 2012

The Idaho State University College of Business 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. 

Only 643 schools of business, or less than 5 percent 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. 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.

"It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation," said 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." 

"We strive to maintain high quality programs and it's rewarding to see that the pre-eminent accreditation body in our field recognizes the value of what we're doing for our students and our community," said Kregg Aytes, interim dean of the College of Business.

This College of Business achievement will be recognized in April at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diegop.

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AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of almost 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 benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5 percent worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific Headquarters is located in Singapore. For more information, please visit: