Thursday, December 20, 2012

UIS College of Business and Management maintains prestigious AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield has received word that it has been reaccredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“I am delighted that the UIS College of Business and Management has been reaccredited by AACSB, the world’s premier accrediting organization for collegiate schools of business,” said Chancellor Susan Koch. “This recognition affirms the high-quality professional preparation and leadership opportunities that UIS Business students experience when they choose UIS.”

Continued accreditation places the UIS College of Business and Management among an elite group of business programs – less than 5 percent of business programs worldwide and just over a quarter of U.S. business schools have earned this prestigious recognition.

“Being among AACSB accredited business schools is testimony that the UIS College of Business and Management is a leader in preparing our students to work in all types of business and business related organizations,” said Ron McNeil, dean of the UIS College of Business and Management.

The accreditation assures student and employers that the UIS College of Business and Management delivers relevant and high quality classes and programs; employs first rate teachers, and faculty who are engaged in their discipline and relevant research.

The AACSB accreditation shows UIS offers high quality programs that are current, relevant, and reflect the complexities of today’s business environment. AACSB is the gold standard for business colleges. Employers are increasingly seeking graduates from AACSB accredited business schools knowing that students’ education has developed competencies that will support a competitive edge in today’s complex global markets.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “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.”

The UIS College of Business and Management offers undergraduate programs in Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Graduate degrees offered include Accountancy and Management Information Systems and the MBA. Fully online undergraduate degree completion programs are offered in Business, Management and Management Information Systems. The graduate Management Information Systems program is also offered fully online.

To learn more about University of Illinois Springfield, visit For more on the AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International website at

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