NCCU School of Business Earns Reaffirmation of Accreditation from AACSB

Posted March 01, 2022, 10:33AM


The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Business has received an extension of accreditation in its business program by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

This recognition is bestowed upon fewer than 5% of business schools around the world and is granted after a rigorous review of the school’s scholarly and instructional performance. The review occurs every five years and is a part of a continuous improvement process that ensures all schools of business are meeting and exceeding the standards of excellence for business education.

“We are very excited to be among a network of business programs that are committed to providing the highest level of scholarly research and instruction”, said Anthony Nelson, Ph.D., NCCU School of Business dean. “Being recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business means that our program has established exceptional standards because of the dedication of our faculty, staff, alumni and corporate partners who curate an environment that allows our students to thrive.”

The NCCU School of Business has been accredited by the AACSB since 2007 and has successfully maintained this recognition. 

“The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation is a voluntary process that includes a meticulous external review of a school's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula and ability to provide high-quality programs,” said NCCU Assistant Dean of Academic Assessment and Administration Sybil Henderson, Ph.D. “We are proud to have achieved extension of accreditation demonstrating our initiatives of innovation, engagement and societal impact in business education.”

For students like senior marketing major Jaden Pledger, the accreditation news further underscores the academic strength of the school’s programs.

“As a student, I’m happy to hear about the extension to our accreditation,” said Pledger. “It speaks to what we’ve known all along -- NCCU School of Business faculty and staff not only care about our access to opportunities and professional development, but will go above and beyond to ensure we have the tools to be successful in our career.”

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