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Loyola maintains prestigious business accreditation

March 28, 2013

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Loyola is part of an elite group of more than 650 business schools in nearly 50 countries and territories with the accreditation.

“We should all celebrate this accomplishment. This accreditation will ensure that the College of Business will continue to have a strong assurance of learning systems in place. It will also allow us to continue to focus on what makes our business program so exceptional, including a revised MBA program and our ongoing approach to experiential learning,” said College of Business Dean William Locander, Ph.D.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and the association’s chief accreditation officer, in a press release. “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.”

Founded in 1916, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Loyola College of Business faculty Michelle K. Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of management; John Levendis, Ph.D., associate professor of economics; and Christopher Screen, visiting assistant professor of business law, were tasked with handling the accreditation maintenance process.

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