UGA Terry College of Business extends accreditation in business and accounting

UGA Terry College of Business extends accreditation in business and accounting

The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia extended its accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for another five years. Terry College holds the distinction of having been continuously accredited since 1926.

AACSB champions global excellence in business education, and its accreditation standards have been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.

“Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

To maintain accreditation, the Terry College and its Tull School of Accounting undertook a multiyear process of developing and implementing a mission-driven strategic plan that satisfies quality standards and a rigorous peer-reviewed evaluation. Accounting accreditation requires an additional set of standards specific to the discipline of accounting. 

“The mission of the Terry College of Business is the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge for the effective and ethical practice of business. Within this mission, the highest priority of the Terry College is advancing economic development,” said Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “Our continuous accreditation and the feedback from the external review team affirm that the Terry College and the Tull School of Accounting are operating at exceptionally high levels.” 

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the world’s largest business education alliance connecting educators, students and businesses worldwide. There are 810 institutions in more than 50 countries that have earned AACSB business accreditation, and 186 institutions hold supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

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