Ball State University’s Miller College of Business and Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting have maintained dual accreditation by AACSB International — a hallmark of excellence in business education earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.
Founded in 1916, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB, is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Stephen Ferris, the Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business, said the accreditation extension affirms the college’s commitment to continuous improvement.
“The extension signals that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni work diligently every day to make the Miller College one of the best business schools in the nation,” he said. “We also continue to be aggressive, innovative, and agile in addressing the needs of our students and alumni.”
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.
“AACSB congratulates Ball State’s Miller College of Business and Dean Stephen Ferris, on extending accreditation,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “The intense peer-review process confirms a school’s continued focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. Ball State’s dedication to delivering high quality business education will create the next generation of great leaders.”