April 06, 2009

Neeley School Maintains AACSB International Business Accreditation

The  Neeley School of Business at TCU has maintained its business accreditation by  AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  Only 567 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. 

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. 

To maintain accreditation the Neeley School must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years to demonstrate its continued commitment to the  21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.  (For information on the global accredited members, click on: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/accreditedmembers.asp )

"It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation," said Jerry Trapnell, chief accreditation officer of AACSB International.  "The Neeley School not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but the dean, faculty and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students." 

"The Neeley School of Business is dedicated to providing an exceptional learning environment to ensure that Neeley graduates are ethical, global business leaders prepared to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives," said O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU. "The continued distinguished recognition by AACSB exemplifies our commitment to excellence."

The Neeley School's achievement will be recognized at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, April 26-28, 2009. 

To learn more about the Neeley School of Business, visit www.neeley.tcu.edu . Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/ .

About AACSB International
AACSB International is an association of more than 1,100 educational institutions, business and other organizations in 70 countries that are dedicated to the advancement of management education worldwide.  In addition to service as the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at various locations around the world. www.aacsb.edu .


From Left to Right

Jerry E. Trapnell 
AACSB International, Executive Vice-President
and Chief Accreditation Officer

Homer Erekson
John V. Roach Dean, Neeley School of Business

John Fernandes
AACSB International, President and CEO

Richard Cosier
Dean, Purdue University Krannert School of Management and
Chair, Board of Directors, AACSB International

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MEDIA CONTACT
Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU
817-257-5724
e.cole@tcu.edu