AACSB International accreditation
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AACSB Internationalâ€”The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Businessâ€”has affirmed the accreditation of the College of Business at San Francisco State University.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Just 28 percent of business schools in the U.S. and five percent of business schools worldwide are accredited by AACSB International.
The College of Business earned initial accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration in 1964. To maintain accreditation, programs must undergo a rigorous review every five years, demonstrating a continued commitment to the 20 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, and interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.
The review team made special note of the following strengths and effective practices for the College of Business at SF State:
- The social justice mission of the University is unique and inspirational, and the Collegeâ€™s competency in sustainability as measured by Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a natural outgrowth of the mission.
- The College of Business supports a highly diverse student population enrolling 54% of the Universityâ€™s international students. In addition, nearly 60% of graduates from the College of Business in 2007-08 were minority students.
- The new, high quality downtown facility serving part-time MBA students is contributing to developing the Collegeâ€™s brand.
- The Faculty has a strong commitment to the Schoolâ€™s Assurance of Learning process.