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New Mexico State University's College of Business reaccredited for 10 years

The College of Business Administration and Economics at New Mexico State University has achieved reaccreditation of its undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business administration by the board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

chievement is a high-water mark for the college," said Danny Arnold, dean of the college of business. "The faculty, staff and administrators have been working toward this goal for the last 10 years. It provides concrete validation for the college's efforts, particularly since the organization accredits achievement in excellence rather than simply meeting minimum standards. It provides the stamp of excellence."

The accreditation is for 10 years. The college's undergraduate program has been accredited by the AACSB since 1972 and the graduate program since 1981.

The business college has 2,061 undergraduate students and 158 graduate students.

To achieve AACSB International accreditation, business programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to curriculum, faculty resources, admissions, degree requirement, library and computer facilities, financial resources and intellectual climate that are mission-linked.

As of November, there are 432 accredited members all over the world.

The AACSB, the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools, is a not-for-profit organization consisting of more than 900 educational organizations and corporations worldwide devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management.

Jeany Llorente
Nov. 20, 2002