RIT’s College of Business Announces National Accreditation Reaffirmed
April 18, 2005
by Marcia Morphy
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The College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has achieved reaffirmation of accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. RIT has maintained its AACSB accreditation continuously since 1988.
During the accreditation process, RIT was visited and evaluated by business school deans with detailed knowledge of management education—applying accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.
“This team of deans from other business schools concluded that RIT’s business offerings ‘maintain overall high program quality in a time of change and that continuous improvement is a key element in the life of the college,’” says Dean Thomas Hopkins of RIT’s College of Business.
“We have met those challenges at RIT,” explains Hopkins. “This summer, we are launching the Fast-Track MBA to be completed by full-time students in just one year—along with a 15-month Executive MBA degree program where classes meet on alternate weekends. At the undergraduate level, students from all of RIT’s eight colleges now can earn minors in business disciplines to complement their majors.”
Approximately 1,250 students enroll in College of Business programs at RIT each year. Stanley McKenzie, RIT provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, says the career-oriented, student-focused programs enable graduates to jumpstart their careers in a technologically-sophisticated global market.
“Our 16,500 business alumni hold positions throughout the world, including many in senior management ranks,” maintains McKenzie.
NOTE: RIT’s College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and photographic marketing management. U.S. News & World Report ranks RIT’s College of Business among the top 4 percent of undergraduate business programs in the country.
EDITOR’S NOTE: AACSB International is a not-for-profit organization and its mission is excellence in management education in colleges and universities. Headquartered in Tampa, FL., USA, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools. AACSB International accredited institutions, of which 445 are located within the US, bestow some 50 percent of all US business degrees granted annually.