Release Date: May 24, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management has once again been accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s 16,000 business programs.
The UB School of Management has been continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1930. Accreditation maintenance review is conducted every five years and includes all of the school’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral business and accounting programs.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” said 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.”
In their report to the AACSB accreditation board, the peer review team lauded the UB School of Management for its clear, strategic direction, strong faculty, highly ranked MBA programs and curricular innovations, as well as an exceptionally talented professional staff and strong international footprint.
They also commended the school for providing significant opportunities for students to engage with the profession and the community, and for new and enhanced undergraduate student support services, particularly the new Undergraduate Learning and Community Center.
“We strive for continuous improvement in all of our programs, and it’s gratifying to see our efforts recognized by this prestigious accreditation,” said Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. “This is truly a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff, and the dedication of our alumni.”
The school will undergo its next accreditation review in 2020-21.