UMass Boston’s College of Management Maintains AACSB Accreditation
January 06, 2011
Office of Communications
The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston has maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
The College of Management was first accredited 10 years ago. This was the college’s first accreditation review, which took place with a peer review team visit in September.
“It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” according to Jerry Trapnell, chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.”
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Today there are 607 business schools in 38 countries that maintain AACSB accreditation.
The College of Management was recently named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review, and featured in its 2011 edition of The Best 300 Business Schools. The college was also ranked ninth for Greatest Opportunities for Minority Students.