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UB School of Management Maintains AACSB International Accreditation

Release date
Apr-07-2011

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Management and all of its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral business programs have maintained their accreditation by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, during 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.

The School of Management has been continuously accredited by the association since 1930.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of this process,” said Arjang A. Assad, dean of the UB School of Management. “This prestigious accreditation is considered to be the hallmark of management education.”

Only about 600 business schools, less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned the distinction of accreditation by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.

“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.”

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.