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UHD College of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

aacsbThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) recently awarded the College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) with a full five-year extension of its initial accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 694 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.

"It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Business schools must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students."

The College of Business at UHD offers nine Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, as well as a corporate-driven Master of Business Administration degree, in which students can choose from six primary concentrations, including general management, finance, investment management, human resource management, leadership, and supply chain management. The College also offers MBA concentrations as free-standing graduate certificates in the fields of finance, human resource management, leadership, investment management and supply chain management for working professionals seeking more advanced and focused industry skills.

UHD's College of Business is the second-largest provider of business graduates to Houston's vibrant economy and is located in the heart of downtown, with ready access to the Port of Houston - the second-busiest port in the United States in terms of overall tonnage - and the city's 22 corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies.

"I commend each staff and faculty member in the College of Business for their hard work in maintaining our AACSB accreditation," said Mike Fields, dean of UHD's College of Business. "This significant accomplishment was achieved together and reflects our shared commitment to excellence."

To learn more about the College of Business at UHD, please visit www.uhd.edu/business. For more information about AACSB International accreditation, please visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International website at www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.