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Fully accredited programs

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International

Why Accreditation Matters

Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation—and WMU Haworth is one of them, making it an excellent choice for students seeking quality education that is a good investment of their tuition dollars. WMU Haworth has maintained its AACSB accreditation since 1970 for undergraduate programs and 1981 for its graduate programs. An additional set of standards applies to accounting programs, and WMU Haworth is accredited for undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy. Less than 2% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation.

AACSB Accreditation

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Western 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.

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 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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