The University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business has received an extension on its accreditation for its Business and Accounting programs from AACSB International, the world’s largest and longest-serving accrediting body for business schools.
“We are grateful that the AACSB Board of Directors has recognized our continuing efforts to pursue the best possible educational opportunity for USI students,” said Dr. Brian McGuire, interim dean of the Romain College of Business. “Our dual accreditation remains a testament to both the quality of our faculty and the dedication to excellence we have in our business and accounting programs. Out of the 12,000 business schools worldwide, less than 2% are AACSB-accredited in both business and accounting.”
Receiving accreditation from AACSB requires institutions to complete a rigorous process ensuring alignment with 15 business standards and delivery of the best in business education. Of the nearly 1,700 member institutions, USI is one of only 189 to have earned both an accreditation of business programs and a supplemental accreditation of accounting programs.
“The commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of a school’s dedication—not only to their students, alumni network and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole,” said Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of these five institutions to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact, both locally and globally.”
The Romain College of Business offers undergraduate programs in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, computer science, economics, finance, management and marketing as well as both a traditional and accelerated Master of Business Administration Program.
AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the leading, global authority for accreditation of business and accounting programs. Its mission: to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education.