The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced Tuesday that it has extended accreditation for the Grambling State University’s College of Business.
For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. More than 800 institutions across 58 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business.
Grambling State’s business school is among several that recently extended their accreditation.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” 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 requires rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear 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 continued accreditation for our College of Business means that we will remain in the top 5% of business schools globally that are accredited by AACSB, the preeminent business school accrediting body in the world,” said Donald S. White, dean of GSU’s College of Business. “Our program has withstood a strenuous review of our peers and has been deemed a quality program that warranted such notoriety. Our students can now be assured that they are attending an exceptional program that only 22 other HBCUs and a total of approximately 800 schools around the world that can make such a claim.”
White said the acknowledged achievement bodes well for student recruitment and signals to companies, graduate schools and other entities that internships, permanent placements and graduate school are all good bets for GSU business students.
“This seal of approval serves as a sense of pride for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our administration for the roles they played in making the reaffirmation process a success,” he said.