Seidman College maintains prestigious accreditation

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The Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University has maintained both its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, during which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources and interactions of faculty and students. The program must also show a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

Only 643 schools of business, or less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. Only 177 institutions worldwide have achieved accreditation for both business and accounting programs.

The Seidman College of Business has grown from 145 students in 1970 to more than 3,300 students today and has maintained AACSB International accreditation since 1997.

“Receiving accreditation from the prestigious AACSB is a testimony to our exemplary faculty, superior students, and outstanding business centers, who serve both the local and broader communities,” said H. James Williams, dean of the Seidman College of Business. “We take great pride in having become a leader in business and accounting education in this region.”

The achievement will be recognized at the 2012 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on April 29. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. 

For more information, contact Seidman College of Business Dean H. James Williams at (616) 331-7100.