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University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Earns its AACSB Accreditation Extension

July 07, 2021
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AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

AACSB International (AACSB) announced that the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business earned a five-year extension of its business accreditation as a global leader in business education. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than five percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.

"We are very pleased to receive a five-year extension of accreditation from AACSB,” says Barney School Dean Stephen Mulready. “This is an important and prestigious distinction that faculty, administration, and students value.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“AACSB congratulates each [accredited] institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.” 

Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.

Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB
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About UHart’s Barney School of Business

The Barney School of Business is recognized nationally and internationally for its ever-evolving curriculum, tangible learning opportunities, and innovative Career Ready program. The School offers a wide range of degree options: seven undergraduate programs, nine undergraduate minors, four graduate programs, four dual-degree graduate programs, and nine postgraduate certificate programs; from accounting to business analytics. The School has been ranked as one of the top business schools in the country by both Bloomberg Businessweek and The Princeton Review, and our accreditation by AACSB places the Barney School among the top five percent of business schools in the world. Learn more.

 

About AACSB International

Established in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. It is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business. Today, a total of 901 institutions across 58 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.

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