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Haile/US Bank College of Business maintains prestigious AACSB accreditation


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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University's Haile/US Bank College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

"I am grateful to the faculty and staff of the Haile/US Bank College of Business for their dedication and hard work to maintain our AACSB accreditation, and all of the work that they do every day on behalf of our students.  This is a true example of our commitment to excellence in all that we do," said NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns.

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 761 business schools in 52 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 183 institutions hold 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."

Dr. Rebecca I. Porterfield, dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business, said the hard work and dedication of the college’s faculty and staff, as well as the ongoing support from the entire University, made the achievement possible.

"We are very pleased to receive this positive news from AACSB," said Dr. Rebecca I. Porterfield, dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business. "The college was especially cited for its engagement in the community with its work through its centers, its innovations such as its executive mentor program, and its unique connections to business with degree programs such as Sports Business."

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