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AACSB International Extends Accreditation

Accreditation Extended for Cleveland State University

Monte Ahuja College of Business and Department of Accounting

AACSB HorizontalAfter a rigorous peer-review process, AACSB International – the leading global accrediting body for business schools, announced that Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business and its Department of Accounting have received an extension of their accreditation for another five years. The College received initial accreditation in 1974, and the Accounting Department received its initial accreditation in 1981. Only 189 institutions worldwide maintain accreditation in both business and accounting.

AACSB - AccountingAACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. Accreditation involves a rigorous external review of a school's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. Schools that have earned AACSB business accreditation demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and learner success.

Schools and colleges that have earned AACSB’s supplemental accounting accreditation have not only earned AACSB business accreditation but have gone through an additional process to affirm that their accounting programs are meeting the highest standard of quality.

“AACSB accreditation assures our students that their programs and faculty are meeting industry standards, which connects to successful careers in business,” said Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn, dean and professor of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. “Earning and maintaining this accreditation affirms our commitment to continuous improvement, quality and excellence.”

To maintain AACSB accreditation, programs must continue to satisfy high quality standards related to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process and learning goals in degree programs. The maintenance process includes annual data reporting surrounding student learning, faculty quality, and engagement with the business community.

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