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A Mark of Excellence

In April 2002, the ESU School of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business after years of rigorous preparation and review.

Accreditation LogoFounded in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for undergraduate and graduate programs in business. The AACSB seal is a mark of excellence borne by the highest echelon of business schools in the U.S. and worldwide. Only less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. Graduates of AACSB accredited schools have a distinct advantage because employers and graduate admission officers know those graduates have received a high quality business education.

Through accreditation, business schools provide stakeholders with the assurance that they:

  • Guide educational delivery by a carefully constructed mission
  • Select and support students to produce outstanding graduates
  • Deliver degree programs with qualified faculty
  • Structure learning through relevant curricula
  • Contribute to knowledge through research and scholarship

Reviewers interviewed faculty and students and examined curriculum course syllabi, technology, faculty qualifications, community involvement programs, and resources for academic research.

Accreditation by AACSB International requires reaffirmation at regular intervals to assure future quality and to promote excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Emporia State University has two honorary student organizations (Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma) that are recognized by ACCSB 
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