College of Business and Economics

College of Business and Economics retains continuous AACSB accreditation

April 02, 2019

Written by Dana Krems 

The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is pleased to announce that it has once again received extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The college first achieved AACSB accreditation in 1974, placing it among only five percent of business schools in the world to earn this credential. It is a mark of quality acknowledged by employers and other higher education institutions, and it ensures continuous improvement as well as an ongoing focus on the AACSB pillars of engagement, impact and innovation.

AACSB accreditation has also provided the framework for developing world-class curriculum and faculty. At least once every five years for the last 45 years, the College of Business and Economics has gone through the Continuous Improvement Review process involving peer review by deans from other highly-regarded business schools. The review team is different every time, which allows for new perspectives and unique feedback. This dynamic process helps ensure the college is challenged to continually evolve and improve in light of contemporary best practices.

Dean John Chenoweth shared highlights from the most recent review saying, “The review team was impressed with the culture of student career preparation and success we achieve in the college, as well as the level of emphasis placed on teaching effectiveness and faculty-student interaction. They also noted our commitment to high-quality distance education.”

He added, “We are proud of our academic excellence, and it is rewarding to have deans of top-ranked business schools recognize these strengths.”

The UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics is the largest AACSB-accredited business school in Wisconsin. Offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs, the college prepares students for their first career positions, executive leadership or careers in academia.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business connects students, schools and business practitioners to develop the next generation of business leaders. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education.