Wednesday, May 18, 2005
SBA receives reaccreditation
Oakland University’s School of Business Administration (SBA) recently received the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-International reaccreditation of both its business and accounting programs.
To achieve the business accreditation and separate accounting program accreditation, the SBA’s programs must satisfy a wide range of quality standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process, achievement of learning goals in degree programs and contributions to knowledge in business fields. These standards are mission-linked.
During the accreditation process, the School of Business Administration was visited and evaluated by business school deans and chairmen of accounting programs with detailed knowledge of management education, applying accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.
“We are very pleased to have both our business and our accounting programs reaccredited by the AACSB and to continue to be recognized for the outstanding work and accomplishments of the students, faculty and staff in the School of Business Administration,” said John Tower, interim dean of the SBA.
The School of Business Administration is one of 434 business schools in the United States to earn AACSB accreditation. Of the approximately 1,200 accounting programs offered in the United States, Oakland is one the 163 that have achieved the separate AACSB-International accounting accreditation.
AACSB-International is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools. It is a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 900 educational organizations and corporations. Its mission is excellence in management education in colleges and universities.