James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University received news last week that its accreditation is being extended through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International, for another five years. Hull College initially attained AACSB International accreditation in 1999.
“We are proud to be among the best business schools not only in the country, but in the world,” said Rick Franza, PhD, dean of Hull College.
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous review conducted by peers in the business education community every five years, ensuring schools have the resources, credentials and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. AACSB holds accredited schools to the highest standards in business education to prepare and develop the next generation of leaders.
“This signifies to our students, alumni and potential students and employers the value of an AU/Hull degree. Our faculty and staff, with support from our university administration, work every day to ensure that we provide a business education that exceeds the high standards of AACSB,” Franza said.
The accreditation was approved Jan. 26 by AACSB International’s board of directors, along with 44 other business schools that saw their global accreditation in business extended.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”
AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Its accreditation is considered the highest standard of excellence in business education, with less than 5% of business schools globally earning AACSB accreditation.