MSUM maintains prestigious AACSB business accreditation

The Paseka School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 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.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

The Paseka School of Business was first accredited by AACSB in 2010 and has maintained the high standards set forth by AACSB and has demonstrated impact, innovation, and engagement through cutting edge undergraduate and graduate curricula, faculty scholarship and engagement, and student success. Full time, participating faculty members offer over 96% of the curriculum in the School of Business and 95% of the courses offered are taught by the highest qualified faculty.

“We are honored to have achieved maintenance of our AACSB accreditation,” said Dean Marsha Weber, MSUM’s College of Business & Innovation. “Our faculty and staff provide our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful when they leave MSUM. Our focus is on continuous improvement and meeting the needs of our business and community partners in the community and the region.”

“We are delighted to receive a continued vote of confidence in MSUM and the Paseka School of Business,” said MSUM President Anne Blackhurst. “As we focus relentlessly on student achievement, AACSB accreditation affirms MSUM’s success in preparing graduates who are ready to be leaders in business and transform their communities.”

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About AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than XXXX educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in XX countries and territories. (For the most recent information visit, AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore.

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