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Longwood business school reaccredited by most prestigious accrediting agency

January 11, 2013

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The most prestigious accrediting agency for schools of business around the world has reaffirmed its stamp of approval for Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics.

The College of Business and Economics at Longwood University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only about 650 business schools in 45 countries and territories maintain accreditation from AACSB, which was founded in 1916 and is the longest-serving global accreditation body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

"It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation," said Robert D. Reid, AACSB International’s executive vice president and chief accreditation officer. "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."

Longwood’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) offers BSBA and online MBA degree programs, and houses a cyber security center, a logistics center, the SNVC Institute for Leadership and Innovation, and the McGaughy Internship and Professional Development Center.

"Our faculty is made up of great teachers and thinkers, and they facilitate our students’ development across the business spectrum," said Dr. Paul Barrett, CBE dean. "Our ability to maintain the distinguished honor of being AACSB-accredited signals that Longwood is a great business school about to get better."