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AACSB Accreditation

AACSB LogoThe benchmark of quality for business education worldwide and internationally recognized, this distinction differentiates programs by requiring an unparalleled commitment to high quality and continuous improvement, and ensuring graduates are ready to succeed in the global business environment. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. AACSB-accredited schools must pass very rigorous quality standards —standards that are important to employers and to you.  

Comprehensive curriculum with a wide variety of programs

Five majors and five minors allow students broad choices and the flexibility to change their direction along the way. Our curriculum offers a firm foundation in classical business topics, supplemented with high impact practices designed to increase learning and prepare students to enter the marketplace. Our majors include Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business and Economics, and Marketing. We also offer minors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, and Marketing as well as graduate programs in Business (MBA) and Accounting. 

Moderate class sizes taught by highly qualified faculty

Courses in the School of Business and Management are all taught by members of our world class full-time faculty and by our talented professional practitioner faculty members who bring years of real-world experience to the classroom. None of our classes are taught by graduate teaching assistants and our average class size is typically between 33 to 35 students. Because of this, faculty get to know their students and are very committed to their personal and professional success.

Excellent student support services

Students receive customized, one-on-one support through the Center for Student Success to enhance their professional development and career readiness. Networking opportunities abound, including many opportunities to connect with professionals and alumni in all fields of interest. The required business careers seminar course taught by staff members and a cadre of business professionals provides students the tools for life-long success. Additionally, the Center for Student Success promotes a wide range of co-curricular opportunities including internships, study abroad opportunities, service learning projects, employer visits, and student-led organizations within the school. We have strong connections with professionals in the business community and offer many different ways for students to engage with them.

Student success

Our joint attention to students' academic and professional preparedness, along with our ability to connect talented students and employers, yields great success stories. Nearly 80% of our most recent class of graduates report having achieved either employment in their chosen field, or admittance to graduate school at the time of graduation. Six months later these success rates typically increase to 92% and above. Our alumni are found at top employers including some of the most recognized accounting and financial services firms in the world, and regional employers in almost every industry including: AT&T, The Bonadio Group, CGI Communications, C.H. Robinson, Citi, Constellation Brands, Excellus BCBS, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase, Ingram Micro, Morgan Stanley, Paychex, PwC, Sodexo, and many more.

 

 

Last Updated 10/27/17

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