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Why getting a degree from an AACSB-accredited school matters

Do you have an associate’s degree but want to complete your bachelor’s degree to open more career doors? If so, you want to make sure you choose a Bachelor of Business Administration program that is AACSB-accredited. Here’s why.

Best in business

Why does AACSB-accreditation matter? AACSB is the premier accreditor of business schools in the world (a.k.a the Rolls-Royce of business school accreditation). Less than five percent — or about 840 — of the world’s business programs are AACSB-accredited. To become AACSB-accredited, business schools must achieve rigorous, high-quality standards to prove themselves as the best in business education globally.

AACSB standards

Fifteen (yes, 15!) standards in the following categories must be met to earn AACSB accreditation:

  • Strategic management and innovation
  • Participants (students, faculty, and professional staff)
  • Learning and teaching
  • Academic and professional engagement

And it doesn’t stop there. The entire process includes reviews from peer institutions, self-evaluations, and the creation of strategic plans to make sure the innovation and quality standards keep improving. Every five years, schools have to undergo reviews to make sure they are evolving and meeting the highest standards in business education.

Source: AACSB website https://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/standards/business)

Employers take notice

A business degree from an AACSB-accredited university shows employers that your business education is top-notch and competitive.

As explained by Hector Quintanilla, dean of the School of Business at Texas Wesleyan, “AASCB accreditation exemplifies our commitment to students, our dedication to delivering the highest-quality in business education and the work of our expert faculty.” With an AACSB-accredited school, you can be confident you’re learning from expert professors and cutting-edge curriculum.

Global connections

Your degree from an AACSB-accredited school also makes you a part of worldwide community dedicated to excellence in business education. AACSB isn’t just recognized nationally, it is a global organization. No matter where your career takes you, your degree from an AACSB-accredited school will be valued.

Check out more on what makes AACSB-accredited schools stand apart from others here.

Looking to finish your BBA from an AACSB-accredited business school? Texas Wesleyan now has a new 100 percent online pathway to a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. The pathway is specifically designed for students already working toward a four-year degree or with an associate’s degree, who seek to further their career opportunities and education with a bachelor’s degree.

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