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AACSB International Affirms and Extends Business and Accounting Accreditation for the University of Dayton

AACSB International this week affirmed and extended the University of Dayton’s business and accounting accreditation through 2024. AACSB International is the oldest and most prestigious accreditation organization for business education in the world, and achieving their seal of approval is considered the gold standard for business education. Only about 836 universities worldwide hold this accreditation for business. The University of Dayton is one of only 189 that hold accreditation in both business and accounting.

“Reaccreditation for an additional five years is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff, and to the quality of education that makes the University of Dayton so special. The recognition by our peers affirms that we are truly a place where students learn, lead and serve,” said John Mittelstaedt, School of Business Administration dean.

AACSB International commended the University of Dayton School of Business Administration for the engagement of their faculty and staff in student learning, for their premier experiential learning centers for students, and for innovative curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Accounting was recognized for making student engagement a top priority, for the support services they offer to ensure student success, including an accounting boot camp for rising juniors, for their global leadership in international accounting research and practice, and for their new Master of Professional Accountancy program.

“This recognition of our faculty and staff, student success, faculty’s policy-relevant research, and the impactful servant leadership of all those connected to our program speaks to the depth of our team and the quality of the educational experience the Department continuously strives to provide,” said Donna Street, chair of the Department of Accounting.

The School of Business Administration serves more than 2,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. The University of Dayton offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with majors in accounting, business economics, finance, entrepreneurship, international business management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain/operations. In addition to the new Master of Professional Accountancy program, the University of Dayton offers an evening MBA program in Dayton, an online MBA program (the MBA@Dayton), and a Master of Finance degree. This summer it will begin offering a Master of Business Analytics degree.

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