SAN ANGELO, TX –– After a years-long process, Angelo State University earned the prestigious AACSB International accreditation for the Norris-Vincent College of Business.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide.
"Today we celebrate the completion of a seven-year process to attain initial accreditation by AACSB for all business programs offered at ASU," said Dr. Clifton Jones, Vice Provost and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs."This puts us in the same category as almost all other business schools in the state of Texas with accreditation by the highest possible accrediting agency for collegiate schools of business around the world."
AACSB-accredited schools undergo a rigorous review process conducted by peers in the business education community to ensure they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. The accreditation will be available to current, future, and even past students that successfully graduated from the Norris-Vincent College of Business.
The accreditation will also allow ASU to welcome two new honor societies for business students and allow them to have leadership development and scholarship opportunities.
"It's a great day to be a Ram, a great day to be at Angelo State, and a great day to be at the Norris-Vincent College of Business," said Jones.
Currently, less than six percent of the world's schools offer business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. On Wednesday, ASU joined the list of 926 institutions in 60 countries and territories that have earned AACSB accreditation in business.
“This is a significant accomplishment for Angelo State to join the ranks of AACSB International-accredited universities. The AACSB accreditation will have a positive impact on our current and future students. This achievement is a long time in the making and highlights the dedication, tenacity, and professionalism of the professors and staff of the Norris-Vincent College of Business," said Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., president of Angelo State University. "Earning this accreditation also points to our core value of ’Significance,’ in constructing a legacy and reputation of dynamic impact beyond ourselves. Our alumni now join an elite group of business college graduates whose alma mater is AACSB accredited.”