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UW-Eau Claire Maintains Prestigious Business Accreditation

RELEASED: April 8, 2009

AACSB logoEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has maintained its business accreditation by the Associations to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Just 559 schools of business — or fewer than 5 percent worldwide — have earned the distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

"AACSB maintenance of accreditation is a well deserved honor," said Dr. Thomas Dock, dean of the College of Business at UW-Eau Claire. "It is a reflection of the high quality academic programs we offer at UW-Eau Claire. Accreditation is a team effort. I want to congratulate and thank the faculty, staff, students and business community for their strong support."

The UW-Eau Claire College of Business will be recognized at the 2009 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting April 26-28 in Florida.

To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, during which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

For more information, contact Dock at 715-836-5509 or dockv@uwec.edu.

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