The Darla Moore School of Business received last week confirmation of accreditation renewal by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The accrediting body, AACSB International, is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia and industry professionals to advance business education worldwide.
The recent renewal was the third accreditation for the Moore School. When the Moore School was first accredited by AACSB in 1999, the reaccreditation process occurred every 10 years. Now each institution has to go through the process every five years.
To be reaccredited, a business department submits a formal report highlighting how the program is in compliance with accreditation standards and showing how any issues raised during the previous review have been addressed.
As part of the reaccreditation, a site visit is scheduled with AACSB representatives to hear from the institution’s leadership about ways the Moore School is continuing to improve the overall school and its programs. The accreditation representatives meet with students, faculty, staff and administration during their visit.
By participating in the accreditation process, institutions have access to benchmarking data from other accredited schools. Colleges and universities who have the AACSB accreditation are able to exchange ideas and best practices during the review process and during related conferences.
Another benefit of the formal accreditation is that prospective students know the Moore School is held to a series of standards to ensure students are receiving a quality education.
The Moore School’s recent site visit was originally scheduled for spring 2020 but was postponed until fall 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more about AACSB, visit aacsb.edu.