College of Business Administration Earns Renewal of Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business Administration at California State University (CSU), Stanislaus, has earned a prestigious accreditation through AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. The college was first granted AACSB accreditation in 2003, and received its renewal without the need for any continuing review from the accrediting agency.

“To earn a maintenance of accreditation with no continuing review is an impressive achievement,” CSU Stanislaus Provost James T. Strong said. “This distinguished recognition is tangible evidence of our university’s commitment to maintaining a high quality of instruction and an exceptional learning environment.”

To earn and maintain AACSB accreditation, the CSU Stanislaus College of Business Administration must meet specific standards of excellence, and their deans, faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution continues in delivering the highest quality of education to students.

“We are extremely proud and gratified to earn the maintenance of our AACSB accreditation, an honor shared by less than 5 percent of the world's business programs,” said Linda Nowak, dean of the College of Business Administration.

The College of Business Administration boasts a number of recent accolades, achievements and initiatives, including:

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recognized a CSU Stanislaus student as a top HR student in the nation in 2012 for the fourth time in six years.
  • Professor of Business Economics Gökçe Soydemir published the second annual Business Forecast Report for the San Joaquin Valley, a valued planning tool provided for local business leaders.
  • The college launched its new Online MBA program — the state’s first fully online master of business administration program to be accredited by AACSB.
  • Business students worked with the Internal Revenue Service, the Hughson Family Resource Center and the Turlock Salvation Army to provide no-cost income tax service and financial literacy education for the community's low-income population through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
  • In March, the college hosted the third annual Women’s Leadership Forum, featuring notable alumnae of the university. This year’s keynote speaker was Stanislaus County CEO and CSU Stanislaus alumna Monica Nino.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Denise Nordell