Management divison of Penn State Great Valley maintains AACSB accreditation

MALVERN, Pa. — Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. 

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. Today there are 761 business schools in 52 countries and territories that maintain this designation. Every five years AACSB conducts a “Continuous Improvement Review” to extend their accreditation of an institution. The process includes a peer review from other accredited business schools in addition to final approval from the board of directors.

“This is a fantastic achievement, which is the result of a lot of hard work by faculty and staff of the management division,” said Penn State Great Valley Chancellor James Nemes. “It is also a real testament to the continued excellence of instruction and quality of programs that we provide for our students.”

The management division at Penn State Great Valley offers master’s degrees in business administration (MBA), finance (MFIN), and leadership development (MLD).

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