Campus: CSU Bakersfield -- September 16, 2002
CSUB School Of Business And Public Administration
Achieves Status as One Of the Top 20% Of Schools in Business and Public
Administration in the World
The School of Business and Public Administration at California State
University, Bakersfield has been reaccredited by the Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The recent
action by the AACSB's board of directors reaccrediting CSUB's undergraduate
and graduate degree programs in business administration puts CSUB's
School of Business and Public Administration in the top 20 percent of
all business programs in the world.
Th e official announcement was made Thursday (Sept. 12) by Henry Lowenstein,
dean of CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration, to attendees
at this year's annual John Brock Award Dinner.
There are 427 accredited members out of some 2,000 business schools
worldwide. Of the accredited members 393 are in the United States.
In announcing its decision AACSB's board of directors issued six special
commendations to CSUB:
Praise for the recently completed Business Development Center.
The impressive support of the local business community.
The school's newly launched programs in certified financial planning,
e-business and sports management.
Recruitment of high quality faculty.
Increased faculty scholarship.
Maintenance of high graduate standards in the face of stiff competition.
"We are delighted in achieving this important milestone, a product
of the team effort of our faculty, university administration and most
importantly the Bakersfield business and government community,"
Lowenstein said. "It is a great honor for our school and assurance
to the citizens of Greater Bakersfield of the world-class business education
available to present and future students."
CSUB President Tom‡s Arciniega said, "University presidents
all recognize AACSB as one of the toughest accreditation's to achieve
in higher education. CSUB's success in this prestigious award is a testament
to the leadership and determination of the school's Dean, Dr. Henry
Lowenstein, and the professionalism of the school's faculty and staff.
CSUB is proud of their efforts."
To achieve AACSB International accreditation, business programs must
satisfy a wide variety of rigorous standards relating to curriculum,
faculty resources, admissions, degree requirements, library and computer
facilities, financial resources and intellectual climate all linked
to the university mission.
During the accreditation process, CSUB's School of Business and Public
Administration was visited and evaluated by business school deans from
across the country, applying AACSB International standards widely recognized
and adopted by the educational and business communities. AACSB International,
headquartered in St. Louis, is the premier accrediting agency and service
organization for business schools, a not-for-profit organization consisting
of more than 900 educational organizations and corporations worldwide,
devoted to promoting and improvement in higher education in business
administration and management.
CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration is one of the few
in the CSU system with three accreditations.
In July, the school received reaccreditation of its public administration
program from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
Administration (NASPAA), the Washington, D.C.-based national accrediting
agency for programs in public administration. CSUB is one of only 147
accredited public administration programs in America. CSUB's newly reorganized
public administration program met rigorous NASPAA standards and review
by a site team of public administration directors and practitioners.
In addition, the school's finance program is accredited by the Certified
Financial Planning Board of Standards.
Information on CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration is
available at www.csub.edu/BPA/
or by calling (661) 664-2157
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org