Blake Wood
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The College of Business and Management (CBM) at the University of Illinois Springfield has been reaccredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“The AACSB reaccreditation for the UIS College of Business Management is the result of the dedicated work of our faculty, staff and students,” said Som Bhattacharya, dean of the UIS College of Business and Management. “The College opted to go up under AACSB’s new 2020 standards and put its reaccreditation efforts forward at a time when we were all coping with the vicissitudes of the global pandemic. With this reaccreditation, the CBM remains in the select group of six percent of all schools and colleges of business worldwide that have earned the privilege and distinction of being AACSB accredited.”

AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates who are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools. The accreditation assures students and employers that the UIS College of Business and Management delivers relevant and high-quality classes and programs, in addition to employing first rate teachers and faculty who are engaged in their discipline and relevant research.

Reaffirmation of AACSB accreditation occurs every five years. The UIS College of Business and Management was first accredited by AACSB in 2007 and the last reaccreditation took place in 2017. AACSB is known for advancing quality management education worldwide.

The UIS College of Business and Management offers undergraduate programs in accountancy, business administration and management information systems. The College also offers an MBA (on-ground and online), a master’s degree in finance (online), a master’s degree in healthcare informatics (online), a master’s degree in human resource management (online) and a master’s degree in management information systems (on-ground and online). It also offers several short certificates in the above areas.

Learn more about the UIS College of Business Administration on their website. For more on the AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International website.