Bauer College Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

Published on February 12, 2016

AACSB Recognizes Bauer College for Meeting Standards of Excellence

Bauer College of Business

Bauer College maintains its accreditation in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston was recently recognized with an honor that confirms the high quality education provided to its students.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced on Feb. 11 that Bauer College will maintain its accreditation in business and accounting. Less than five percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.

AACSB conducted a site visit last fall, interviewing administrators, faculty, staff and students to assess the effectiveness of the college’s curriculum and learning goals.

“This reaccreditation confirms that we are offering more than an education to our students,” Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand said. “The work that our dedicated faculty and staff put into this process affirms that they want to take Bauer to the next level of excellence and are willing to go the extra mile in making that happen.”

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.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” AACSB International Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer Robert D. Reid said. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

AACSB accreditation requires a comprehensive review to ensure the college meets the requirements for each of its 15 standards, including a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement and curricula responsive to the needs of business. Additionally, members from AACSB meet with various faculty and staff members during their site visit to get a sense of operations at the college.

Today, there are 755 business schools in 51 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, click here.