The Frank G. Zarb School of Business has maintained its business and accounting accreditations by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools.
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business and accounting education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 687 business schools in nearly 50 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Only 184 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”
The Zarb School is nationally ranked and recognized as one of the nation’s best 295 business schools by Princeton Review and among the best colleges for both undergraduate and graduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report. Hofstra is also ranked as one of the best schools for business majors, according to the Payscale.com 2013-14 College Salary Report, which bases its rankings on average starting and mid-career salaries of graduates.
“We are pleased that AACSB has sent a very experienced and highly qualified re-accreditation team to Hofstra and found that we continue to deliver high quality education and professional development to our students,” said Dean Patrick Socci. “They went on to say that our assessment of learning and strategic plan were particularly strong initiatives that will further improve quality in the future.”