TU's Collins College of Business upholds accreditation

Friday, December 20, 2013

AACSB International grants accreditation to TU business school for another five years

The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business has maintained accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, that the college’s accreditation at the undergraduate and graduate levels will continue for the next five years.

AACSB International accreditation is the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Less than one-third of schools in the United States and less than 5 percent of those worldwide meet the organization’s standards. Approximately 687 business schools in nearly 50 countries and territories currently maintain AACSB accreditation.

Gale Sullenberger, dean of the college, said the accreditation process requires a team effort from students, faculty and staff. “We are thrilled by the news that we retain our status among the country’s most elite business schools,” he said. “This achievement represents ongoing advancements in our college, and it will help us capitalize on the momentum within our degree programs.”

TU’s Collins College of Business is dedicated to educating and mentoring business and healthcare professionals for leadership roles in the international arena. In the past year, it has been recognized as the sixth best undergraduate accounting program in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek, a top 100 graduate business school by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the nation’s top business schools by The Princeton Review. According to U.S. News, the Collins College of Business is one of only four graduate business schools with a 100 percent employment rate within three months of graduation.

Mona Chamberlin