The Madden School of Business at Le Moyne was notified this week that it has received maintenance accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). 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. The school received initial AACSB accreditation in 2009 and maintenance accreditation in 2014. It was one of 38 that the organization announced has extended its accreditation.
“The reaffirmation of our AACSB accreditation is an important endorsement of the excellence and relevance of the curriculum and programs offered by the Madden School,” said Dean Jim Joseph ’83. “I would like to thank those within the Madden School and across the College for their expertise, hard work and dedication that led to this outcome, and also the many alumni and other business leaders for their involvement with the school as mentors and advisors."
“I'm heartened that the ongoing efforts related to academics, career readiness and strategic partnerships have been recognized by AACSB," said Joe Marina, S.J., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Le Moyne. “The Madden School's cutting-edge programs, coupled with Le Moyne's liberal arts foundation, ensures that students leave the Heights well prepared for success as they enter the workforce or continue on to graduate school."
Four areas were part of the AACSB peer review process; a synopsis of these areas are:
1. The mission and vision of the Madden School reflects the institution’s overall Jesuit heritage and values, and is supported by the new strategic plan adopted by the school in 2016. There is a clear alignment of the faculty intellectual contributions with the school’s mission.
2. The school excels at utilizing faculty, staff and other resources to ensure students are effectively recruited, taught, advised and otherwise supported. Faculty are supported in their efforts to maintain disciplinary currency and to perform well in their teaching responsibilities.
3. The Madden School’s curricula management system reflects input from a variety of sources, and the school uses state-of-the-art technology to improve teaching effectiveness. Through benchmarking against other high-quality business schools, formal program reviews, and other tactics, curricula is current, relevant and forward-looking.
4. There has been an increase in the academic and professional engagement of faculty and students with alumni, the corporate, family business and entrepreneurial communities, local and national governments, prominent regional universities, and the global Jesuit network.