Quinlan excellence recognized by AACSB re-accreditation
The Quinlan School of Business recently received re-accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both business and accounting.
AACSB accreditation is a mark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world's business schools. Quinlan is among the 780 business schools in 53 countries and territories that have earned AACSB accreditation for business, and one of the 185 institutions that hold additional specialized AACSB accreditation for accounting.
“We are pleased by this continuing recognition of our programs,” says Kevin Stevens, Quinlan's dean. “And we’re pleased by what this means for our students: Many employers find that graduates from accredited schools are more highly skilled and more desirable than graduates from non-accredited schools.”
Quinlan has been accredited by AACSB for undergraduate business since 1955 and for graduate business programs since 1980. The accounting program has been accredited by AACSB since 2001.
Rigorous accreditation process
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer review. AACSB’s accreditation standards require excellence in areas relating to:
- Strategic management and innovation
- Student, faculty, and staff as active participants
- Learning and teaching
- Academic and professional engagement
To achieve accounting accreditation, schools must first earn AACSB business accreditation. Accounting accreditation then requires meeting an additional set of standards specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.