(Carson, CA) – California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) College of Business Administration and Public Policy (CBAPP) has earned accreditation by AACSB International (AACSB), the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.
In the AACSB Self Evaluation Report, CBAPP was commended in several areas, particularly as a core component of the university’s growth strategy and plans to increase its footprint in the region, and its overall competitiveness among institutions of higher education. The report also found that overall enthusiasm and passion that permeates throughout the college for transforming the lives of its students and the communities CSUDH serves.
“We are extremely honored and pleased that our business program has attained stature among the best business schools in the world,” said CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham. “We are not only an inclusive, highly engaged institution of higher education, but also one that forges strong strategic partnerships with industry, government, and community across our academic, research, and co-curricular learning endeavors. Aspiring to be a model urban university in the nation begins with a strong academic core, and this AACSB recognition is the gold standard that reinforces that educational pillar.”
Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education. Today, 879 institutions across 57 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, 190 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.
AACSB accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of their educational services. These standards ensure continuous improvement and provide focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact.
“California State University, Dominguez Hills’ commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of their dedication—not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB.“Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”
In the report, CBAPP was also acknowledged for its dynamic faculty-based institutes – the Entrepreneurial Institute, the Hospitality Technology and Research Institute, and the South Bay Economics Institute. All three are identified as prominent channels for applied research and industry engagement.
CSUDH Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Spagna notes that the quality of the college’s faculty and programs affirms its dedication to meeting the highest educational standards, enhancing academic reputation, and preparing graduates for careers in a global market.
“Earning this accreditation is a testament to the diligence of our faculty, staff, and the broader community to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students,” said Spagna. “I believe that the quest for excellence is an ongoing journey that requires a dedication to continuous improvement.”