College of Business

AACSB Accreditation

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) would place the College of Business in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

AACSB Accreditation Journey

The College of Business initiated AACSB accreditation as a top strategic priority in early 2014. Since then, COB has added several tenure-track faculty in various business disciplines and staff. This has enabled COB to add new courses and develop new programs to meet the needs of students in the region both now and in the future.

Why is AACSB Accreditation Important?

Pursuing AACSB accreditation is important for attracting and retaining qualified faculty & students, enhancing rigor of the curricula, enriching intellectual contribution and scholarship, producing outstanding graduates, and reinforcing CSUMB’s role in regional development. AACSB accredited schools are documented to produce graduates that are highly-skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

The accreditation process is linked directly to achieving COB’s mission and constantly measuring and improving our Engagement, Impact, and Innovation with all our stakeholders.

Dr. Babita Gupta


Dr. Babita Gupta is the Director of Accreditation and instituted two critical committees that coordinate the accreditation efforts:

We welcome your feedback and comments as we journey through the accreditation process.
Dr. Babita Gupta, Director of AACSB Accreditation

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  1. Strategic Planning and Accreditation Committee (SPAC) committee that serves as a forum for faculty to actively participate in COB’s strategic management and accreditation process, advise Dean on implementation and outcomes of strategic plan, and recommend adjustments as necessary. SPAC committee, with input from all COB faculty, has finalized the 5-year Strategic and Academic Plan developing COB mission, vision, values, strategic priorities, measurements, and the strategic plan implementation dashboard.
  2. Committee on Curriculum for Assurance of Learning (C2AoL) is charged with building a culture of student-focused teaching and learning and continuous improvement by creating and managing processes to assess student achievements of program learning outcomes to meet AACSB 2020 standards.

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