Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Accrediting bodies for The W. A. Franke College of Business

The W. A. Franke College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. We go through a regular reaccreditation process every five years to affirm our accreditation status

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

AACSB-accredited showcase high-quality faculty members, deliver relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The AACSB accreditation standards challenge post-secondary educators, like ourselves, to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout business programs. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest-standing, most-recognized form of specialized professional accreditation we can earn as an institution and as a business program.

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Less than 5% of the more than 
16,000 schools worldwide
have earned AACSB Accreditation

Legacy of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

In June 2016, AACSB celebrated its 100th birthday at the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. As the longest serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide, AACSB accredits 761 of the world’s best business schools across 52 countries and territories.