SUNO College of Business and Public Administration earns AACSB accreditation
- 11/29/2012 -
Following a detailed and rigorous review, evaluation and adjustment process, Southern University New Orleans has earned accreditation for its College of Business and Public Administration from AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
AACSB International serves as the world's longest tenured accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. SUNO received accreditation for both its undergraduate and graduate business programs. Southern University is one of just 23 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to have earned such a distinction. Southern University Baton Rouge's College of Business is AACSB accredited as well.
Igwe Udeh, Dean of the College was extremely excited upon receiving the news, "This is something that our staff has worked tirelessly for. Our chancellor has given us the charge of building SUNO into one of the premier learning institutions in the region, if not the nation. This is a significant step forward for the University, both in our standing within the educational landscape and in the students whom we will be able to attract. This is a very proud moment for SUNO.”
Accreditation by AACSB is the highest status that any institution that awards business degrees aspires to achieve. Fewer than five percent of all business programs globally are able to earn this honor. The process is years in the making and requires a full commitment by the University and its educators.
"I want to commend Dr. Udeh for his leadership and the entire faculty and staff at the College of Business and Public Administration," said SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo.
"SUNO continues to move forward and we believe that the impact here in the city of New Orleans and throughout the region of those who leave the College of Business with their degrees in hand will be tremendous," he added.
"As we work to create a pipeline for an educated workforce and attract new businesses to Greater New Orleans, programs like the one SUNO is building and the graduates these programs produce will drive our efforts," said Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Incorporated. "Growing our pool of workers and leaders within the business community is critical to sustaining the remarkable progress our region has made, and we are proud of the work that Southern University at New Orleans is doing to ensure our success."