The College of Business Administration was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it one of only 567 accredited business schools worldwide.
"Less than 5 percent of the world's business schools have earned AACSB accreditation," said Michael Solt, dean of the College of Business Administration. "We are proud of this distinction and we have worked hard to achieve it. Our faculty has been totally committed to being reaccredited and they should feel good about their efforts."
AACSB granted the college a five year accreditation term - the highest term possible. To maintain its accreditation, the college had to undergo a rigorous internal review and evaluation, demonstrating a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of business.
"It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation," said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculties and staffs make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to students."
In a recent survey of CSULB's MBA students, college officials found that offering an accredited degree is the single most important aspect of the program.
"Our accreditation effort has been a team effort, which includes Deans Mike Solt and Mo Khan, our department chairs and the faculty who planned and implemented our assurance of learning efforts," said Associate Dean for Accreditation Mary Wolfinbarger. "In the three years leading up to our accreditation visit, we hired 27 new full-time faculty in the college. Altogether, our efforts proved to the AACSB that we are committed to quality and to continuous improvement."