Dean Jorge Haddock has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) PreAccreditation Committee (PAC). PAC oversees the PreAccreditation Process, including the acceptance of Eligibility Applications, Accreditation Alignment Plans, and assignment of volunteers to serve as mentors. The oversight of this committee helps to ensure that the accreditation process is fair and consistent. For Business PreAccreditation applicants, the PAC forwards accepted Accreditation Alignment Plans to the Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) for review.
Professor Sarah Nutter has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Committee (AAC). AAC oversees applications for Initial Accreditation and Maintenance of Accreditation for accounting programs. The committee also has responsibility for the oversight of the accounting PreAccreditation Process for institutions which already hold Business Accreditation, as well as the review and approval of Accounting Accreditation Standards Alignment Plans forwarded from the PreAccreditation Committee (PAC). The committee ensures that the Accounting Accreditation Standards are applied consistently, and that recommendations are equitable across Peer Review Teams and the programs reviewed. Nutter is an associate professor of accounting, accounting area chair, and the Grant Thornton Faculty Fellow of Accounting.
AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. The School of Management is one only 10 percent of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by the AACSB International.