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Accounting Programs Maintain AACSB Accreditation

April 16, 2004

On December 8-9, 2003, an AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) peer review team visited the department to examine its request for re-accreditation.  Dr. Rick Tabor of Auburn University and Dr. Dale Martin of Wake Forest University spent time with accounting faculty and students to assess the quality of the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs.  Based on their review and recommendation, AACSB has reaffirmed accreditation for all programs.  This is the initial accreditation for the MAcc program.

Among the strengths of the programs, the peer review team noted:

  1. Faculty and lecturers provide quality classroom instruction and are readily available to students outside the classroom.
  2. Programs and resulting career placement receive high marks from students.
  3. An effective and successful internship program serves the students well.
  4. Resources have been accumulated to successfully support faculty and program objectives.
  5. Proactive restructuring of   the curriculum in response to the needs of students and faculty, and with a goal of continuous improvement.

The AACSB began accrediting business programs in 1919 and began separate accreditation for accounting programs in 1980.  Baylor is one of only 165 accounting programs world-wide to attain AACSB accreditation.  You can learn more about the AACSB and the accreditation process by visiting www.aacsb.edu.

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