For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – The School of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has again earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an achievement achieved by only 5% of schools worldwide offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or above.
“AACSB accreditation is very important to the School of Business and Economics,” said Kevin Neuman, director of the school. “The successful extension of our accreditation reaffirms the high quality of our programs and validates the school’s growth and continuous improvement.”
Reaccreditation is a rigorous process with an AACSB-assigned mentor and multi-year peer review. The UW-Stevens Point peer review team, made up of three business deans from universities across the country, rated and commended the UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics, noting:
-The Anderson Classroom to Career Center as an “exemplary program” that provides multidimensional awareness and impacts all students in the school dozens of times over their college career.
-The school’s recent implementation of an internship requirement for all undergraduates, providing students with the opportunity to gain relevant, hands-on experience. It was also noted that a majority of interns receive full-time job offers at the end of their internship.
-The school’s foresight in focusing its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program on the Wisconsin economy, which is paying dividends in enrollment, visibility, social impact, and graduate outcomes.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the world’s oldest accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence in business education.
The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics, first accredited by AACSB in 2017, has nearly 900 students taught by 25 full-time faculty and staff. It offers majors in accounting, business administration, business economics, data analysis, finance, management, and marketing as well as an MBA in applied leadership and decision-making.
Students at the UW-Stevens Point campuses in Marshfield and Wausau are also offered four-year business administration degrees.
To learn more about the School of Business and Economics and its programs, visit www.uwsp.edu/busecon. To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit www.aacsb.edu.