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Boise State College of Business and Economics Achieves Gold Standard Accreditation

By: Sherry Squires   Published 7:27 am / April 17, 2018

COBE, Micron College of Business building, John Kelly photo

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has granted Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics a full reaccreditation.

“I am so pleased with this fantastic accomplishment. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide, with less than 5 percent of all business schools earning accreditation,” said Ken Petersen, dean of the College of Business and Economics.

The college has maintained accreditation since 1979 and is one of even fewer schools to achieve AACSB accreditation for both the business school and the accountancy program.

As part of the reaccreditation process, AACSB assesses the college’s ability to perform in critical areas, such as teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. Undergraduate and master’s degree programs both must pass rigorous standards. Factors reviewed include the quality of programs, achievements of faculty, academic performance of students, the number of international students, the number of employers that recruit from the college and the salaries of graduates.

Learn more about AACSB’s accreditation standards.