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Citadel News Service
13 May 2015

The Citadel extends prestigious AACSB International accreditation

CHARLESTON, SC – The Citadel School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International aacsb(AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctorate 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 schools. Today, there are more than 727 business schools in 49 countries and territories that have earned AACSB accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

"AACSB commends each institution for their exemplary work in holding the highest honor in business school accreditation," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "During this peer-review process, schools must show alignment with 15 global accreditation standards while demonstrating how they achieve success within each of the three pillars on which AACSB accreditation rests—engagement, innovation, and impact."

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor and peer review. During the multi-year process the school focuses on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB's accreditation standards. These standards are divided into four areas: strategic management and innovationparticipants (students, faculty and staff); learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

About The Citadel

Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their community as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule. Some graduate courses are available online.

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