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AACSB Extends Accreditation in Business for LSUS; Less than 5% of World's Business Schools Earn This Designation

April 23, 2018

 SHREVEPORT, LA–Accreditation in business has been extended for LSU in Shreveport by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB has announced that LSUS is among 52 business schools that have extended their accreditation in business.

“This is a huge accomplishment and testament to the continued excellence in this area at LSUS,” said Chancellor Larry Clark.  Dean Nancy Miller of the LSUS College of Business, Education and Human Development applauded faculty members for their rigorous efforts that resulted in the coveted high-standard designation.

For over a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. Today, 810 institutions across 53 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation. Further, 186 institutions hold supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies

their commitment to quality business education.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and

academic and professional engagement. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.                         

Media Contact: Dr. Nancy Miller, Dean, College of Business, Education & Human Development, 318-797-5383, Nancy.Miller@lsus.edu, or Lynn Stewart, Interim Director, Media and Public Relations, 318-797-5108, Lynn.Stewart@lsus.edu