AACSB again awards Rowan's Rohrer College of Business accreditation
Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business has had its maintenance of accreditation approved by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
This marks the first time the College was required to “maintain” the accreditation first awarded in 2003.
“AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Maintenance of our AACSB accreditation affirms the Rowan University leadership and the staff, faculty, alumni and business leaders comprising the William G. Rohrer College of Business ‘family’ are committed to providing our students with a remarkable and transformative educational experience,” stated Dr. Robert Beatty, dean of the Rohrer College of Business.
Rowan University is among an elite group of institutions. Fewer than five percent of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. To do so, the business program has successfully demonstrated a wide range of standards relating to curriculum, faculty resources, admissions, degree requirements, facilities, financial resources and intellectual climate.
“This process is an opportunity for us to document our success,” noted Dr. Daniel McFarland, associate dean of the College. “It helps us to stay focused and stay current.”
According to the organization, “AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.”
Last year marked the 40th Anniversary of the College. The Princeton Review named it one of the “294 Best Business Schools” in its 2012 edition. The Philadelphia Business Journal ranked the M.B.A. program as tops in growth in 2010’s analysis of Delaware Valley schools. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report cited the M.B.A. program in the publication’s first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings. The College has an enrollment of 1,100 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students.