MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University (MSU) has maintained its business accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (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% of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 672 business schools in almost 50 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.
“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.”
The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers four undergraduate options of study: accounting, finance, management and marketing, as well as five minors: accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and small business management, finance and international business. It also offers a master of professional accountancy degree. Last fall, the college reported an enrollment of 1,151 undergraduates and 42 graduate students.
Dean Kregg Aytes stated that, “AACSB accreditation is an important external validation of the high quality of our programs. The reviewers that visited us earlier this year were extremely thorough and it was rewarding when they commended us for our Professional Advantage program, particularly the Professional Coaching Clinic. They were also impressed with the way we have integrated critical thinking throughout the program.”
To learn more about the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship visit www.montana.edu/cob. To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation.