UT Martin business programs maintain AACSB accreditation

The AACSB International Board of Directors confirmed Jan. 30 that the University of Tennessee at Martin will maintain AACSB accreditation for all of its business programs for the next five years. Accredited programs include marketing, management, information systems, accounting, economics and finance at the undergraduate level and the Master of Business Administration degree for graduate students.

“AACSB accreditation is akin to the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval’ for business schools,” said Dr. Katie High, interim dean of the UT Martin College of Business and Global Affairs. “Anyone who sees it can be confident that our faculty are of the highest caliber; our school is offering relevant, up-to-date curricula; and our business students are graduating fully equipped to succeed in their chosen fields.”

UT Martin’s online Master of Business Administration degree was tied for 35th place nationally and first place in Tennessee in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings released in January and consistently receives high scores from other national and regional rankings each year.

Accredited business courses in many subjects are also available at the UT Martin centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer and Somerville. Some degree programs can be completed entirely at the center location through a combination of in-person and online courses, while other programs require time at the main campus in Martin to finish required coursework.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the mark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

For more information about UT Martin’s business degree programs, visit utm.edu/departments/cbga. For information about AACSB International accreditation, visit aacsb.edu/accreditation.


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