Rollins Business Department AACSB Accreditation Renewed

The world’s leading association of business schools commended Rollins’ undergraduate business programs for their small class sizes, student-faculty research collaboration, and social entrepreneurship designation.

Rollins business and social entrepreneurship majors brainstorm at the Florida Hospital Innovation Lab. (Photo by Scott Cook) Rollins business and social entrepreneurship majors brainstorm at the Florida Hospital Innovation Lab. (Photo by Scott Cook)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recently renewed its accreditation of the Rollins Department of Business. AACSB extended the accreditation of the College’s three undergraduate business programs—business management, international business, and social entrepreneurship and business—for another five years.

AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only 786 of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned this level of accreditation.

“We are proud to receive re-accreditation from AACSB,” says Timothy Pett, associate professor of business and business department chair. “We are grateful to our faculty, students, and staff who participated in this intensive review process.”

The AACSB review team commended the Department of Business for the rapid growth of its recently established business management and social entrepreneurship and business programs. AACSB also recognized the department for maintaining small class sizes, its designation as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and for student-faculty collaboration on global research topics.

AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. AACSB’s accreditation standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs.

The Department of Business first earned AACSB accreditation in 2007. Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business is also accredited by the AACSB. Its Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) was the first EDBA in Florida to receive AACSB accreditation.