University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business and John T. Steed School of Accounting Maintain Prestigious AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditation
NORMAN (March 31, 2015) – The Michael F. Price College of Business and the John T. Steed School of Accounting at the University of Oklahoma have maintained their business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. There are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Only 182 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“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.”
“Price College’s recent continuation of accreditation marks another important milestone in our efforts to serve as an economic engine for the state. Our students, faculty, alumni and corporate supporters work arm-in-arm to ensure the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation as we generate valuable insights into the biggest business issues of our time and prepare the leaders to deploy and improve upon them in practice,” said Daniel Pullin, Price College dean and Fred E. Brown Chair.
The college’s MBA Program is ranked as one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools, while the Center for Entrepreneurship undergraduate program is ranked in the top five by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. Price College’s International Business Program is ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s top 25 and its Supply Chain Management program is amongst the top 20 in the nation as determined by Gartner. The John T. Steed School of Accounting is ranked in the top 10 for both the undergraduate and graduate programs by Public Accounting Report for accounting schools with 15 or fewer faculty. Visit price.ou.edu for more information.
To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit aacsb.edu/accreditation/.