Indiana University Northwest is pleased to announce that the School of Business and Economics has achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration by recent action of the Board of Directors of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
To achieve accreditation, business programs must satisfy the highest quality standards related to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process, and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. Only 15 percent of the business schools worldwide hold this accreditation. During the accreditation process, the School of Business and Economics was visited and evaluated by business school deans with detailed knowledge of management education applying the accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.
“AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Earning this accreditation for our graduate MBA and undergraduate business programs is the most significant accomplishment of the school this past year. This accomplishment signifies the outstanding quality of our faculty, staff and students,” said Dean Anna Rominger.
“This premier accreditation enables the school to retain and recruit talented and qualified faculty, to offer high performing students the opportunity to be selected for Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, and to provide business students with the knowledge, skills and tools that equip them for success in the business, government and not for profit work places.”
Earning AACSB International accreditation confirms the commitment of the IU Northwest School of Business and Economics to quality and continuous improvement. With this accreditation, the School of Business and Economics assures its stakeholders that it:
• Manages its resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
• Advances business and management knowledge through faculty research.
• Provides high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
• Cultivates meaningful interactions between students and a faculty qualified by graduate degrees and research in their discipline.
• Produces graduates who have achieved specific learning goals.
“This is truly a landmark event for the School of Business and Economics. Accreditation by AACSB International symbolizes our commitment for providing the highest quality business education for IUN students through a continuous improvement environment that merits the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide,” said Chancellor Bruce Bergland. “We are extremely pleased to receive such prestigious recognition.”
The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Financial Information Systems and in Business Administration, and a Masters in Business Administration.
IU Northwest is a Carnegie Class Masters I institution authorized to grant associate, undergraduate and graduate degrees. The northwest campus is one of eight distinct campuses that comprise the Indiana University system. IU Northwest is a diverse, urban commuter campus that had already served the Gary community for more than 40 years when it became a four-year college and a regional campus of IU in 1963.
AACSB International is a not-for-profit organization consisting of more than 900 education organizations and corporations. Its mission is excellence in management education in colleges and universities. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.
Members of the media may contact Michelle M. Searer, Director of the Office of Marketing and Communications at (219) 980-6686 or Dr. Anna Rominger, Dean of the IU Northwest School of Business and Economics at (219) 980-6636.