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UT Martin business programs renew AACSB accreditation

05-02-2016


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin has maintained its business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, as confirmed April 29. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB accreditation is the mark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 755 business schools in 51 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

The UT Martin College of Business and Global Affairs offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, political science and international studies, as well as a master’s degree in business administration.

“This national validation of our business programs would not have happened without a strong faculty, supported by an effective leadership team, within the College of Business and Global Affairs,” said Dr. Jerald Ogg, UT Martin provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “AACSB accreditation sends a message that our students are graduating with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, and I am delighted to end this semester with a ringing affirmation that quality matters.”

For more information about UT Martin’s business degree programs, visit utm.edu/departments/cbga/. For information about AACSB International accreditation, visit aacsb.edu/accreditation/.

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MARTIN, Tenn., May 2, 2016 – UT MARTIN MAINTAINS AACSB BUSINESS ACCREDITATION – UT Martin students are shown participating in “Meet the Firms Day,” hosted by the College of Business and Global Affairs, to help them network with professionals and practice their interview and interpersonal skills. UT Martin business programs continue with full accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, as of April 29.








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