Harrisburg's School of Business Administration maintains AACSB accreditation

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) has extended the accreditation for the business degree programs offered by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration. The five-year extension of accreditation is the outcome of a recent Continuous Improvement Review and campus visit. The business school’s accreditation is a distinction held by only about 5% of the world’s business programs.

“This is a stellar example of teamwork by the faculty, staff, administration, alumni and advisory board members to provide the best educational experience for our students at the School of Business Administration,” said Angappa Gunasekaran, director of the School of Business Administration. “This accreditation attests that the school provides high-quality programs and teaching, manages resources to achieve the mission, advances business knowledge and skills through faculty research, promotes engagement between students and faculty, and produces graduates who have achieved stated learning goals.”

He added, “AACSB-accredited schools like ours are committed to maintaining excellence in strategic management and innovation, faculty teaching, research, and service, leaner success, and thought leadership, as well as engagement and societal impact.”

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 provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to more than 1,850 member organizations and more than 950 accredited business schools worldwide.

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration was first accredited by AACSB International in 1998.

AACSB International accreditation includes all of the school’s baccalaureate degree programs — accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and project and supply chain management, as well as its MBA, master of science in information systems, and master of professional accounting degree programs.