UM-Dearborn’s College of Business re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

January 13, 2012

DEARBORN / Jan. 12, 2012 – The College of Business at University of Michigan-Dearborn has been re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UM-Dearborn’s College of Business has been accredited by AACSB since 1997.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business.

“I’m pleased that the College of Business has been recognized again for the rigor, relevance and quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs,” according to Lee Redding, interim dean, College of Business. “AACSB accreditation is a notable achievement for the College and reaffirms the quality of our faculty, staff and students and the overall learning environment at the College of Business.”

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business is home to several nationally recognized programs in which students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas. The College welcomes more than 1,350 undergraduate and 640 graduate students from 28 states and 14 countries and was recently recognized by both U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review as a Best Business School.

"AACSB commends each institution for their exemplary work in maintaining the highest honor in business school accreditation," said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, heads of business units, and academic and non-academic staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students."

Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education.  A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.

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Contact:
Beth Marmarelli
313-593-5542 / bethmar@umd.umich.edu