GRAMBLING, La (GSU Release) - The College of Business at Grambling State University 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 undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 761 business schools in 52 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.
“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.”
Erick Valentine, PhD, interim dean college of business states, “AACSB accreditation differentiates business and accounting programs from those at other institutions in terms of quality, rigor, and relevance. AACSB International accredits less than five percent of business schools worldwide. This achievement builds on the rich history of GSU’s College of Business, and underscores our commitment to excellence and quality business preparation education received by our students and successful graduates.”
“The economic and political climate in the State of Louisiana requires that the COB become more innovative with our curriculum and delivery, engaged with stakeholders, and provides a greater impact with our community, these objectives fall directly in line with the directives of AACSB. We have met this challenge in the past and will continue to improve our output and performance. The College of Business’s faculty and staff add a tremendous amount of value to the talented students who choose Grambling. We have produced industry leaders worldwide. That is our legacy, that is our future,” explains Dr. Valentine.