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Sac State maintains prestigious business accreditation

04-13-2012

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Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.

Only 643 schools of business worldwide – fewer than 5 percent – have earned the distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

The college has graduated about 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its more than five decades.

“This is the best honor and validation of our service to the students and the community,” says Sanjay Varshney, dean of the College of Business Administration. “We are proud to be one of the world’s best and proud to graduate the best business leadership in the greater Sacramento region.”

The college has graduated about 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its more than five decades. It has consistently achieved its fundamental goal – to cultivate excellence in its graduates and develop business leaders possessing top management skills and a broad understanding of their responsibilities to business and their community.

To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years. The program must demonstrate a continued commitment to 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, and a commitment to continuous improvement of goals in degree programs.

The College of Business achievement will be recognized Sunday, April 29, at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego.

For more information about the College of Business, visit www.cba.csus.edu/ or call (916) 278-6578. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho
ckoscho@csus.edu