Texas A&M University-Kingsville Earns AACSB International Accreditation

KINGSVILLE - November 13, 2017

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AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Texas A&M University-Kingsville has earned accreditation for its College of Business Administration (CBA). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.
“AACSB congratulates Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Dean Natalya Delcoure on earning accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. The entire CBA team—including the administration, faculty, directors, staff, and students—are to be commended for their roles in earning accreditation.”
Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally, and as a result, has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. Today, there are 799 institutions across 53 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Furthermore, 185 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“This is great news for the university and for the College of Business Administration,” said Dr. Steven H. Tallant, university president. “Everyone has worked hard for several years to achieve this goal from the dean, Dr. Natalya Delcoure, to the faculty, to the students. I am proud of the tremendous amount of work our staff and faculty put into this effort so that we can advance our business college to the next level. I also want to thank the Dean’s Leadership Board for giving of their time and expertise during this entire process.”
AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. During this multi-year process the school focuses 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.
“Quality business education is critical to developing the next generation of leaders, and I commend the College of Business Administration for its dedication, as well as its leadership in the community,” said Reid. “Through accreditation, A&M-Kingsville has not only met rigorous standards of excellence, but has also made an external commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that they will continue to innovate and deliver the value promised to their students.”
AACSB International also announced that American University in Dubai and Chung-Ang University Business School have earned accreditation in business.
About AACSB International
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to nearly 1,600 member organizations and more than 790 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.