NEW YORK, NY – December 23, 2014 – The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College recently received notification that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) formally ratified an extension for accreditation for the Zicklin School of Business and The Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.
AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. Only five percent of all business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited. The Zicklin School of Business is one of only 180 schools that have the distinction of having both business and accounting accreditation. This accreditation process confirms the Zicklin School’s membership in this elite group.
“We are honored to be a member of the elite group of schools that have the distinction of AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting,” said H. Fenwick Huss, Willem Kookyer Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. “It took countless hours and arduous effort on the part of our faculty and staff to ensure that our curriculum meets the standards and is continually enhanced and improved throughout our business programs.”
AACSB implements the initial accreditation process through a review of the institution’s self-evaluation report and through a visit to the institution by a Peer Review Team. Having achieved AACSB accreditation, Baruch College embarks on an on-going process of accreditation maintenance that includes providing an annual report and a periodic five-year review.
The AACSB states on its website that “The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs.”
About Zicklin School of Business:
Backed by a long tradition of excellence in public higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is proud to be a leader in providing urban-based undergraduate and graduate business and executive education for the twenty-first century. A school within Baruch College—consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, such as academic excellence, diversity, and value—Zicklin offers a wide range of part-time and full-time business degree programs that are nationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), taught by faculty who are thought leaders and active researchers and practitioners in their fields. Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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