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Eberhardt School of Business at University of the Pacific Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Apr 15, 2015

The Eberhardt School of Business at University of the Pacific has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 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 five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

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

Maria Pallavicini, Provost of the University of the Pacific, said "I thank the faculty, staff, and students of the Eberhardt School for their dedication to a high quality business education and for their hard work in preparing for a successful reaccreditation."

The Eberhardt School of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Minors in Management, Business Administration, and Information Systems to approximately 650 students. With an emphasis on interactive classes and student-faculty engagement, the program is committed to developing successful future business leaders through a learning process that is personal, relevant, and professional.

Lewis Gale, dean of the Eberhardt School of Business, said "AACSB accreditation is extremely important to the quality of our academic programs, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The accreditation process provides a rigorous structure in which we continuously evaluate ourselves and our environment, implement adjustments to curricula and operations, and measure our effectiveness to best serve stakeholders. AACSB Accreditation ensures students have access to high-quality faculty who are active researchers and practitioners in their fields. It also ensures that our graduates have the highest mark of quality for prospective employers."

To learn more about the Eberhardt School of Business visit www.pacific.edu/business. Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.

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