AACSB Reaccreditation Affirms Legacy of Gatton Excellence

The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, 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 accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by only 5 percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are more than 900 business schools in more than 100 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 190 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“Throughout its history, our outstanding faculty in the Gatton College of Business and Economics have prepared graduates to be leaders in the global, interconnected world of business, Robert DiPaola, UK acting provost, said. This reaccreditation affirms that the legacy of excellence in this college is as strong as ever; it continues to play a crucial role in our mission to advance Kentucky.” For nearly 100 years, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has been preparing graduates for today’s business world.

The college houses bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs within five academic units: Finance & Quantitative Methods; Management; Marketing & Supply Chain; Economics; and the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. A member of the AACSB International, Gatton College has been accredited since 1926 to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the business disciplines and since 1988 for undergraduate and graduate accounting programs.

"We are very proud and delighted to receive this wonderful news that both the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Von Allmen School of Accountancy will continue their separate accreditations for a further five year period.”, said Simon Sheather, dean of the Gatton College. "This demonstrates the ongoing team effort and commitment to excellence that marks the approach of our faculty and staff, ensuring that all of our students, undergraduate and graduate, receive a high-quality business education which prepares them for the next step in their lives.”

To learn more about Gatton College of Business & Economics at the University of Kentucky, visit http://gatton.uky.edu. Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.