UAB Collat School of Business has had its accreditation reaffirmed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a hallmark of excellence in business education earned by less than 5 percent of the worldâ€™s business schools.
â€śWe are thrilled that AACSB has recognized our commitment to continually evaluating and improving our programs to ensure that UAB business students receive the highest quality education possible,â€ť said Collat School of Business Dean David R. Klock, Ph.D. â€śOur exceptional faculty and staff, who go above and beyond to help students achieve their educational goals, deserve credit for this outstanding achievement.â€ť
â€śAACSB commends the University of Alabama at Birmingham for its exemplary work in maintaining the highest honor in business school accreditation,â€ť said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International.
Only 1 percent of schools around the world have achieved accreditation for both business and accounting programs. UAB was one of the first 17 accounting programs accredited by AACSB when the system debuted in 1982. Founded in 1916, they are the longest-serving global accounting body for business schools.