The College of Business announces reaffirmation of AACSB International accreditation

AACSB International reaffirms accreditation of Lamar University’s College of Business Programs

AACSB International has recently reaffirmed its accreditation of the business programs of Lamar University’s College of Business. The distinction has been a hallmark of business education excellence since 1916 and places the College of Business in an elite group of institutions. Less than 5% of all schools offering degree programs in business at the bachelor level or higher worldwide hold AACSB accreditation.  Lamar University’s College of Business has been accredited since 1980. AACSB Accreditation Post 2022

"It is my great pleasure to announce that the College of Business has earned reaffirmation of accreditation from AACSB International," said Dan French, dean of the College of Business. "This distinction ensures the degrees earned by current and prospective students from Lamar University are recognized worldwide as superior business curriculum. The college’s faculty and staff have met rigorous standards to reach this achievement, and we are so proud.”

Jason T. Greene, dean of the University of Alabama at Huntsville and one of the members of the Peer Review Team commented, “This recognition is well deserved for the excellent work your team is doing on pursuing your mission.”

“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement in holding the highest honor in business school accreditation,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.” 

Achieving accreditation is a process of thorough internal review, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor and peer review. During this multi-year continuous improvement review process, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement. “The accreditation process holds our college accountable through a continuous improvement review to ensure everything we do is driven by our mission,” said Shannon Klutts, director of Accreditation and Assessment.

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