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Among the Best Business Schools in the World

“[The international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)] provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.” –AACSB.edu

As an accredited institution of the AACSB, the College of Business operates under a high set of quality standards for our programs and professors. Each course’s curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure the continued quality and innovative excellence of our programs.

The College of Business is also one of very few schools in the world to hold accreditation for both our business and accounting programs.

Learn more about the value of accreditation for students

First in Idaho

In 1978, the ISU’s College of Business became the first business school in the state to receive accreditation from the AACSB.

Among the Best

The AACSB accredits less than 5 percent of schools granting business degrees worldwide.

Dually Accredited

The College of Business is among only 189 institutions holding an additional, specialized AACSB accreditation in our accounting program.  

 

Performance Metrics

The Idaho State University College of Business strives to build a culture of professionalism among our students especially through encouraged involvement in Professional Development networking and internship activities. These activities, among an array of tutoring services and an approachable and renowned faculty and staff are all geared towards building the best possible education and overall future for our students. These aspects all represent a unique and opportunity-enriched atmosphere- inspiring increased enrollments, higher retention and a fantastic 90 percent job placement rate among College of Business graduates (ISU Career Center, 2015 Employment Facts). The metrics listed below are a documentation of enrollment, retention and placement statistics over the most recent semesters.

Enrollment

Curriculum

Fall 2018 Enrollment

 2018-2019 Graduates

Associate in Business

34

13

Undecided Business

57

 

Accounting

175

34

Business Informatics, Computer Information Systems, Health Informatics, & Informatics

95

15

Economics1

15

3

Finance2

64

17

General Business

100

5

Healthcare Administration1

31

0

Management2

189

63

Marketing2

73

14

Master in Accountancy

28

24

Master in Business Admin

95

38

Master in Healthcare Admin

3

0

Master in Taxation

2

1

College of Business Total:

961

227 3

 

1. Program numbers exclude students on catalog years prior to the program being placed in the College of Business.

2. Program participates in the flexible BBA option and may not represent all students enrolled in program because they are already being counted in another program and can only be counted once.

3. Spring and Summer 2019 graduate applications are in a ‘sought’ status and have not been awarded yet.

Retention

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Representing percentage of students enrolled in Fall 2018 who were eligible to enroll in Spring 2019. 

BBA Accounting

86%

BBA Finance

90%

BBA General Business

74%

BBA Informatics/Business Informatics

85%

BBA Management

85%

BBA Marketing

84%

BA/BS Economics

92%

BS Healthcare Administration

93%

MBA

88%

Career Path Internships

A total of 114 CPI positions were filled for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

Student Loan Defaults

A total of 25 College of Business students defaulted on student loans in the 2016 fiscal year cohort.

Undergraduate Placement

Upon graduation, College of Business graduates were employed in various well-known companies throughout the country. Some of these include:

Spring 2017

  • Idaho Central Credit Union
  • Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho
  • St. Luke's Health System
  • Cooper Norman
  • Melaleuca
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Micron Technologies
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Idaho State University

Spring 2016

  • American Family Insurance
  • Cooper Norman
  • Delta Dental Insurance of Idaho
  • Drake Rose & Associates
  • Idaho State University Federal Credit Union
  • Microsoft