Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Awarded Reaccreditation by AACSB

In June 2018, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) reaccredited the School of Business for another five years. Less than five percent of the world’s business schools have earned this prestigious distinction.

This accomplishment is a true testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff, the quality of our programs and the achievements of our students. It’s also a testament to all the humbling support we receive from alumni, corporate partners and friends of the school.

According to the AACSB, achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year process, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with the AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; students, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“Congratulations Dean (and your entire team). The accreditors were clearly impressed when they were here, and the official letter obviously reflects that. All of the hard work and innovation that has been devoted to changing the trajectory of the Business School has paid off. We’re ready for the next five years!”  – President of Duquesne University, Ken Gormley