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Neeley School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditation

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. 

August 02,  2014

By Elaine Cole

The Neeley School of Business at TCU has completed a rigorous review process to maintain its business and accounting accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters 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. Today, there are 711 business schools in 47 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Additionally, only 180 institutions maintain the specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs, as the Neeley School does.

“Accreditation means that Neeley School deans, faculty and staff are committed to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International.

To maintain AACSB accreditation, the Neeley School must meet specific standards of excellence with respect to curriculum, faculty productivity, and student career development and placement.

“The Neeley School is committed to unleashing human potential with leadership at the core and innovation in our spirit,” noted O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School. “Our faculty and staff deserve special commendation for their development of great programs, and our University, alumni and other partners continue to provide resources to fuel a vision of excellence.”

In 2013, the Neeley School celebrated 75 years of delivering exceptional business education at TCU. The Neeley School offers undergraduate BBA degrees for majors in Accounting, Finance, Finance with Real Estate, Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Business Information Systems and Supply and Value Chain Management. Graduate programs include Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration (full-time, part-time and accelerated), Executive MBA, MBA for Energy Professionals and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. The Neeley School is made up of 85 faculty members and 55 professional staff members. In addition to Dean Erekson, the school is led by William Cron, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, and Ray Pfeiffer, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs.

For more information about AACSB International accreditation, visit: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.