The Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 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 five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“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.”
“We’re delighted to receive the news that we have obtained affirmation of accreditation. It is a formidable and grueling process to go through that promotes continuous improvement of quality and distinction. It also confirms our status as one of the top 294 business schools in the nation and one of the top five percent in the world. Our faculty and other stakeholders worked very hard in making this a meaningful process. We thank the AACSB peer review team for their positive and thorough examinations that they conducted last spring,” said Donald Moliver, dean of the Leon Hess Business School.
The visiting team, led by Dr. Moustafa H. Abdelsamad of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with members Prof. Paul Brazina of LaSalle University and Dr. Wade Thomas of SUNY College at Oneonta, made special note of the following characteristics of the School: