Why Accreditation Matters

AACSB Accreditation

AACSB logoWestern Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International. Why is AACSB accreditation important? It means that the college has met and maintained the highest standards in higher education business school quality and performance—that we are committed to offering the best in business education. And that means that your degree is worth more as you enter the marketplace. When you are researching business colleges, one of your first questions should be if the institution has AACSB accreditation.

We are proud to be AACSB-accredited since 1970. Fewer than 750 business schools across the globe receive AACSB accreditation. Even fewer, a select one percent, receive additional specialized accreditation for their accountancy programs—something that the Haworth College of Business has also achieved.

Here is how our investment in AACSB accreditation makes us better at what we do, and therefore helps make you better at what you do:

  • The AACSB standards ensure that the college is providing a rigorous and meaningful academic experience for students, which is consistent with the college mission (link) and with key learning objectives necessary for success in the business environment.
  • A core part of the AACSB process is a commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of the academic program. By consistently monitoring our progress and striving for the next level of best in our academic program, we deliver an evolving education that is strategically refined.
  • Our faculty members are leaders inside and outside the classroom, with demonstrated talents for teaching, research, and forging connections between industry and the college.
  • We are fully engaged with the business community, providing mechanisms for our students, faculty, and businesses to connect in purposeful ways.
  • Our commitment to the AACSB accreditation process adds an additional layer of accountability for the college; our dedication to the accreditation process results in the college providing the maximum impact in teaching and learning.

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