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UW-Eau Claire College of Business earns AACSB Reaffirmation Accreditation

| Carrie Ottum

The College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has reaffirmed its accreditation by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“This distinction signifies the quality of academic programming in the College of Business is recognized worldwide as an overall superior quality business program,” says Brewer Doran, dean of the College of Business. “I am profoundly proud of the work the college’s faculty and staff accomplished to achieve this recognition.”   

Only 5% of business schools globally meet the rigorous standards in business education. The College of Business, established in 1966, has been accredited by  AACSB International since 1980. Today, a total of 965 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business.

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Every five years accredited institutions undergo a continuous review process that includes internal assessment, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear path, 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.

“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.”

The College of Business is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to celebrate the prestigious recognition. The open house with refreshments will run from 3-4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Schneider Hall. Remarks by Dr. Patricia Kleine, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Dean Doran will begin at 3:00 p.m. 

About AACSB International
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), founded in 1916, is the world’s largest and longest-serving accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,850 member organizations and more than 950 accredited business schools worldwide.

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About UW-Eau Claire College of Business
The College of Business at UW-Eau Claire offers a bachelor of business administration with majors in accounting, business administration, business communication, business economics, finance, entrepreneurship, health care administration, human resource management, information systems, international business, management, marketing, and operations and supply chain management.

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