AACSB Reaffirms Accreditation for Business School

Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been notified that its accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has been re-affirmed for five years, through 2022.

In order to earn AACSB accreditation, a business program must demonstrate that it has a high-quality, engaged faculty delivering impactful, innovative results for its students and for the community. Less than 30% of United States business schools and less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.

“I am pleased that AACSB has reaffirmed FSU’s School of Business and Economics as one of the best in the world,” said Dean Pam Jackson. “Our outstanding faculty, staff, and students continue to work hard to keep our program at the forefront of the most highly regarded business programs, and this recognition is indicative of their time and efforts. I can’t thank them enough for all they do to continually enhance our school’s reputation.”

AACSB Business Schools must comply with strict standards in regard to the use of full-time faculty members who sustain currency and relevance through scholarly activities (e.g., discipline based research) or linkages to professional engagement activities (e.g. consulting and other linkages to practice).  Faculty are required to interact with students both in and outside of the classroom. Schools with the accreditation are required to continually undergo curricular program review and revision and to introduce new programs that are designed to enhance the readiness of our student body for entry into our international and culturally diverse marketplace.

Companies are aware of business schools which hold AACSB accreditation. As such, AACSB accreditation can enhance opportunities for student participation in internships and cooperative programs as well as permanent job opportunities.

FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has more than 6,100 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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