Business college accreditation maintained


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 27, 2013) —The Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Initially accredited by AACSB in 1998, college enrolls approximately 478 students in three departments: Management; Accounting, Finance and Economics; and Computer Science. It offers the Bachelor of Science degree in nine majors: accounting, business administration, economics, finance, hospitality management, sales and marketing, supply chain management, computer science and information systems. The college has a 65 percent placement rate at graduation.

The high quality of training received by the graduates is evidenced by the fact that programs have received national recognition. The Sales Education Foundation has recognized the sales and marketing major as a “Top University Sales Program” for two consecutive years. Additionally, the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation program has certified that the Tuskegee University courseware in the department of computer science meets all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems National Training Standards for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals.

“The Brimmer College of Business and Information Science is one of the few small undergraduate business programs accredited by AACSB,” said Tejinder S. Sara, dean of the college. “It is keenly focused on remaining among the top tier of historically black colleges and universities offering an academically sound, career-oriented curricula designed to produce graduates with the capacity and inclination to excel in both private and public sectors.”

Looking back on the history of the program, Sara said that “much has changed since the development of the department of business in 1962, but our commitment to challenge our graduates to develop a keen intellect and a spirit of service to the global world in which we live has remained a major initiative. Our track record in that regard is significant and is revealed in the program’s contemporary offerings.”

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. 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.”

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