CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The business and accounting degree programs in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have maintained their accreditations by AACSB International—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, master's, 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 694 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 181 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”
The College of Business at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi brings together faculty with real-world experience to engage students in order to prepare successful professionals for a changing global enterprise. The College’s undergraduate and master’s programs include seven undergraduate degrees, 10 minors, and two graduate programs. In addition, the College is home to the oldest professional management association in the world, the Society for Advancement of Management, and blends contemporary engagement with professional societies and academic journals to bring a new understanding to issues within organizations and corporations.
“We’re honored to, once again, be recognized for our commitment to the highest quality student learning by such a distinguished organization,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “This status reflects the dedication of our faculty to high-impact scholarship, continuous improvement in academic programs, and engagement with the business community to help students advance their careers in a changing global environment.”
To learn more about the College of Business, go to http://cob.tamucc.edu/. Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, go to the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.