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December 17, 2007

ULM College of Business maintains degree accreditations

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business has successfully maintained its accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration and its accounting program by recent action of the Board of Directors of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

To achieve and maintain accreditation, business programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process, and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. These standards are mission-linked.

During the accreditation process, ULM was visited and evaluated by business school deans and accounting educators with detailed knowledge of management education, applying accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.

Ron Berry, Dean of the College of Business, said, “Accreditation from AACSB-International indicates a high level of quality and a focus on continuous improvement in teaching, research and service. The outcome of our recent review is outstanding and a testament to the high quality of work that our faculty and staff perform. The review team was very complimentary of our programs, faculty, staff, students and the engagement level of members of the business community with our College. We could not be more excited or pleased about the outcome of our maintenance visit.”

As of July, 551 member institutions hold AACSB business accreditation, of which 167, including ULM, have additional specialized accreditation for their accounting programs. ULM is one of approximately 10 accounting programs at schools with only an undergraduate accounting program to achieve separate accounting accreditation.

AACSB International is a not-for-profit organization consisting of more than 900 educational organizations and corporations. Its mission is excellence in management education in colleges and universities. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.

For more information, contact Dean Ron Berry of the ULM College of Business at (318) 342-1100.

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