On January 30, a team of deans and faculty members from other universities -- representing the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) -- will arrive in Lincoln to spend 3 days with UNL's College of Business Administration. They will review our programs, visit with faculty, students, administrators, and community representatives about our college. Having familiarized themselves with our college and our School of Accountancy from the extensive reports we sent them in the Fall, the campus visit is the final party of the maintenance of accreditation process. Our College was a charter member of AACSB in 1916 and like all accredited schools we seek maintenance of our accreditation every five years.
AACSB Accreditation Standards are used as the basis to evaluate a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas. AACSB accreditation ensures students and parents that the business school is providing a top-quality education. It also ensures employers that AACSB-accredited business school graduates are ready to perform on day one. Additionally, AACSB accreditation provides many benefits to the faculty and staff at its accredited schools by attracting higher quality students, providing greater research opportunities, and allowing for global recognition.
Only 5% of all the business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB. Thus, meeting AACSB accreditation standards places us among the elite business schools in the world. Says, Dean Donde Plowman, "maintenance of accreditation is of great importance to our college and we look forward to hosting the Accreditation team next week. We are proud of CBA and the School of Accountancy."