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Dean's Update, March 28, 2014

AACSB Accreditation Earned for Additional Five Years

The Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB) voted today (March 28) to extend CBA’s accreditation for five years. Robert S. Sullivan, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors, informed us that the Peer Review Team's recommendation had been concurred with by the Continuous Improvement Review Committee and ratified by the Board of Directors. The CBA is one of 694 member institutions, out of 13,000 worldwide, that holds AACSB accreditation. Overall, 45 countries and territories are represented by AACSB-accredited schools. Our undergraduate degree, including all eight options, and our graduate degree, including all three MBA offerings, are both fully accredited by AACSB.

While AACSB accreditation affirms the quality of the CBA and the education we provide, receiving this positive decision is a testimony to the hard work of our faculty and staff, the guidance of AACSB staff and the Peer Review Team, and the support of the Cal State Long Beach top administration. Special thanks go to Robert Chi, Associate Dean for Accreditation, for leading our accreditation efforts over the past two and a half years. Each person in the CBA has done his or her part to make this happen, and it has been a continuous team effort. Without the support of the President and Provost, we would not have the resources to secure the accreditation extension.

It is always good to pause for a moment to celebrate and recognize the contributions of those who have made this moment possible. Thank you, everyone. And by the way, reaccreditation 2019 begins today!