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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Undergraduate, graduate Accounting programs receive Oakland University Assessment Excellence Award

This spring, the University Assessment Committee presented the 2014 Oakland University Assessment Excellence Award to the business school's undergraduate and graduate accounting programs. The award recognizes the integration of assessment findings with program revisions to ensure successful learning for students, demonstrating the North Central Association's "culture of assessment."

“Congratulations on being selected for the Assessment Excellence Award. We thank you for your commitment,” wrote Betty J. Youngblood, interim president, Oakland University, and James P. Lentini, senior vice president, Academic Affairs, and provost, in the award letter. The program received also received a $5,000 award with this recognition.

The Oakland University business school completed maintenance of its AACSB-International  business and accounting accreditations this year.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business and accounting education. Every five years AACSB-accredited institutions must complete a thorough review that is strategic and focused on the delivery of high-quality education, continuous improvement, market relevance and currency. 

Less than five percent of the world’s business programs hold this elite accreditation. Today, there are more than 687 business schools in 45 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Only 182 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Oakland University’s business school has been a member of the AACSB since 1988, and fully accredited in both its business and accounting programs since 1994.