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Angelo State Earns AACSB International Accreditation

November 17, 2021

AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Angelo State University has earned business accreditation for its Norris-Vincent College of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide.

“AACSB accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “We congratulate Angelo State University and Dean Andrew Tiger on earning accreditation, and applaud the entire Norris-Vincent College of Business team – including the administration, faculty, staff, and students – for their roles in earning this respected honor.”

“This is a significant accomplishment for Angelo State to join the ranks of AACSB International accredited universities,” said Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., president of Angelo State University. “The AACSB accreditation will have a positive impact on our current and future students. This achievement is a long time in the making and highlights the dedication, tenacity, and professionalism of the professors and staff of the Norris-Vincent College of Business. Earning this accreditation also points to our Core Value of ‘Significance,’ in constructing a legacy and reputation of dynamic impact beyond ourselves. Our alumni now join an elite group of business college graduates whose alma mater is AACSB accredited.”

Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally. As a result, less than 6 percent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. Through today’s ratification, a total of 890 institutions across 58 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 189 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

(L-R) Bryan Vincent, Dr. Don Topliff, Dr. Clifton Jones, Dr. Andrew Tiger, ASU President Ronnie H... (L-R) Bryan Vincent, Dr. Don Topliff, Dr. Clifton Jones, Dr. Andrew Tiger, ASU President Ronnie Hawkins Jr., Lloyd Norris ASU academic programs now accredited by AACSB include the undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates offered through these departments:

AACSB accreditation ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

“Angelo State University’s 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 Bryant. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of the Norris-Vincent College of Business to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”

About AACSB International

Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at