CSUSB Brown College Receives International Reaccreditation for its Business Programs

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration has received a five-year reaccreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), considered the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

“This is wonderful news for our college. The accreditation extension recognizes the ongoing outstanding and innovative work by our amazing faculty and staff to offer the best and most challenging business programs possible to our students,” said Lawrence Rose, dean of the Brown College. “We are honored to receive this accreditation awarded to carefully chosen institutions.”

The reaccreditation came after a review of the Jack H. Brown College’s business degree programs by the AACSB’s Peer Review Team, concurred by its Continuous Improvement Review Committee and ratified by its board of directors.

The peer review team noted that the Brown College had satisfactorily addressed accreditation standards issues identified by the prior AACSB Peer Review Team in 2014, the college’s last reaccreditation.

In a report to the college, the review team wrote, “Based on the CIR (Brown College Continuous Improvement Review committee) report, discussions with faculty, students, and the Brown College of Business AoL (Assurance of Learning committee), it is clear that the area has been satisfactorily addressed. The College was able to provide multiple examples of improvement and enhancements based on AoL activities.”

The team recognized the Brown College’s hiring of new faculty and staff to support its growth and mission; working to improve student communication skills, including implementing a writing center; expanding its programs at the university’s Palm Desert Campus; and offering an extensive array of opportunities for students to engage with alumni and members of the regional business community. Examples of these included the alumni speakers program, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, experiential and hands-on projects with real companies and business idea pitch competitions.

Less than five percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. The Brown College is one of 17 CSU campuses that are AACSB accredited.

For more information on the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), visit its websiteat aacsb.edu.

Visit the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administrationwebsite for more information on its programs.

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