SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS AT N.C. A&T CELEBRATES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT

On January 4,  AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, announced the maintenance of accreditation for the undergraduate Business and Accounting programs and the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program at North Carolina A&T State University.  AACSB International accreditation is a very prestigious achievement, earned by only a small percentage of business schools worldwide.  The programs are accredited for another five-year period. 

N.C. A&T School of Business and Economics, now in its 40th year, became the first program in the Piedmont Triad to earn initial business accreditation in 1979 and the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the nation to receive the separate accounting accreditation in 1986.  The School has been successful in each of its reviews since its initial accreditation.

The School remains one of only 5% of programs worldwide that have earned AACSB International Accreditation. Overall, 43 countries and territories are represented by AACSB-accredited schools.  The Accounting program is one of only 177 with AACSB’s separate accounting accreditation.  The accreditation process is mission based and emphasizes a quality assessment of faculty qualifications and productivity, facilities, curricula and instructional resources, students, career placement, and other program factors.  Significant attention is also given to direct and indirect program measures to promote Assurance of Learning (AOL) for desired learning goals and objectives.

Dr. Quiester Craig, is dean of the School of Business and Economics.