The school of business at Manhattan College has received an extension of accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting agency for business programs worldwide. Of the 555 institutions throughout the world to hold AACSB accreditation, only 42 institutions are undergraduate-only programs such as Manhattan.
To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at 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 and commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.
Some of the factors in Manhattan’s extension of accreditation included the College’s institutional commitment to Lasallian values that are understood by the students and supported by the faculty, staff, administration and alumni; the willingness of the faculty to expand its efforts to embrace a culture that includes intellectual contributions; and the support, interest and commitment of the College’s president and provost, the dean of the school of business, James Suarez, and the school’s board of advisors.
“The extension of AACSB International accreditation is external confirmation of the overall high quality of the school’s educational program,” Suarez says. “This achievement reflects the outstanding teaching and scholarship of our faculty, the strong academic talent and skills of our students, and the success, dedication and loyalty of our alumni.”
Manhattan’s school of business, which was established in 1928, is comprised of 30 full-time and 12 part-time faculty members and currently enrolls 830 students.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is excellence in management education in colleges and universities. Headquarted in St. Louis, Mo., AACSB is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.
To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Website at www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/