"Accreditation is a mark of distinction. This past
year, less then two-thirds of the schools that were visited were
successful . . . . It is a tribute to the dedication and accomplishments
of our faculty, students, and alumni, that all our programs have
received this prestigious validation." Dean Howard
After and exhaustive year of self-study and a searching site visit
from an American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
accreditation team, the College of Commerce has achieved re-accreditation
of programs, graduate and undergraduate. When you have it accreditation
may not seem like a big deal. But losing it would be catastrophic.
"But how could they turn down a school like the UI?"
you ask. THEY COULD! Many schools have been tested and found wanting.
Approximately 1,200 colleges and universities offer undergraduate
business degrees; only 284 are accredited. Only 282 of the 600
master's programs nationwide are accredited. And only 112 schools
have accredited accounting programs at various levels. In its
report to the college, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools
of Business, our accrediting organization, commended the college
on its excellent undergraduate student body, a faculty
with distinguished academic reputations, its strong emphasis on
integrating international business throughout the programs,
and a superiorCommerce Placement Office.