Bauer is AACSB Certified

Published on January 7, 2011

UH Bauer One of Less than Five Percent of World’s
Business Schools to be Recognized by AACSB

Accreditation from AACSB distinguishes UH Bauer from other business schools and ensures that students graduate having achieved specific learning goals.

The University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business 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 Jan. 5 that UH Bauer will maintain its accreditation in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.

“Accreditation is valuable and distinguishes us,” Dean Arthur Warga said. “It is an important reason why prospective students looking for the best business education select a school, and maintaining our accreditation means that our students graduate having achieved specific learning goals through high-caliber teaching and relevant coursework.”

Founded in 1917, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

“AACSB commends the faculty, deans, directors and administrative staff of UH Bauer for their exemplary work in helping their school earn the highest honor in business school accreditation,” said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation and adjustment and can take several years to complete, during which a school develops and implements a plan to meet the 21 AACSB standards requiring a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement and curricula responsive to the needs of business.

To receive additional specialized AACSB accreditation for an accounting program, as UH Bauer has, an institution must first earn or maintain AACSB business accreditation and then satisfy an additional set of 15 standards specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn AACSB accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculties and staffs must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to students.”

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