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College of Business receives prestigious AACSB reaccreditation

by Buffy Lockette | Mar 28, 2014

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has reaccredited Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Business. With less than 1 percent of the world’s business schools achieving accreditation of their business and accounting programs from AACSB International, Auburn Montgomery continues to distinguish itself as one of the state and nation’s best business schools.

The college was first accredited by AACSB in 1978, and accounting earned initial accreditation in 2012. 
This winter, the program was visited and evaluated by business educators representing AACSB’s Continuous Improvement Review Committee. On March 28, the AACSB’s Board of Directors ratified the committee’s decision to extend reaccreditation to the business programs offered at AUM.

“Our faculty and staff are committed to continuously improving the educational experience for our students, and AACSB reaccreditation confirms that we are still progressing in the right direction,” said Dean Rhea Ingram. “We appreciate the feedback from our peers and will continue to strive to deliver quality programs to best serve our students and the community.”

The AUM College of Business is known for its strong collegiality among faculty and staff, its partnerships with the business community, and its engagement of students both inside and outside the classroom. The college was recently recognized as a Best Business School by The Princeton Review, which noted the program’s “affordable” tuition, “reputation for academic excellence” and “instructors who bring real-life business experiences to the classroom” and “have connections in the business world.” 

Organized into the Departments of Accounting, Information Systems and Management, and Economics, Finance and Marketing, the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Courses are offered online, nights and weekends. Bachelor’s degrees are available in accounting, economics, finance, general business, human resources management, information systems management, management, and marketing. The college also offers a Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA and Master of Science in Information Systems Management.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International includes nearly 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. Its mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. It is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Learn more at www.aacsb.edu. For more information on the AUM College of Business, visit www.business.aum.edu.