Niagara University’s Holzschuh College of Business Administration has received a full extension of its AACSB accreditation, the world’s highest standard of excellence in business education. This designation, which Niagara has held since 2001, follows an extensive review process and recognizes the exceptional quality of the college of commerce’s academic programs, faculty and resources, as well as its commitment to continually improving its business education focused on the future in partnership with the business community.
“Our successful maintenance of AACSB accreditation validates our ability to provide current, relevant, forward-looking, globally oriented business education and a highly valued degree,” said college dean Mark Frascatore. “This is a testament to the dedication of our faculty, staff, and alumni to ensure our students receive both the crucial knowledge and experience that prepares them to become the next generation of great leaders.”
AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s leading accrediting body for business schools. AACSB International evaluates programs using standards that reflect trends in today’s business environment, including changing demographics, global economic and societal forces, emerging technologies, and the growing demand for accountability, social responsibility, and sustainable practices. .
Those who receive this prestigious recognition join an elite group comprising less than 5% of the world’s business schools.
In addition to high-quality business programs that are aligned with the needs of today’s workforce, AASCB accreditation signifies exceptional faculty who are teachers, scholars, practitioners, and mentors; critical partnerships with the business community; and a focus on societal impact.
“Our faculty’s engagement with our students was one of the things that most impressed the AACSB review team,” Frascatore said. “They clearly recognized that our faculty is truly committed to the personal experience that we are so proud of.
“Another highlight of the accreditation process was the opportunity to introduce our two new centers, the Center for Engagement and the Center for Global Citizenry,” he continued. “Each is led by a Faculty Director who is committed to ensuring that all HCBA students graduate with a wealth of engaging experiences and a true understanding of what it is to be a citizen of the world.”
Niagara University’s Holzschuh College of Business Administration offers undergraduate programs in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing, with minors and concentrations in specialty areas such as examining fraud, crime economics, supply chain management and food marketing. The college also offers a master’s degree in finance and a multi-concentration MBA program.
The university’s international proximity provides students and faculty with the opportunity to serve and interact with the business community, both locally and globally, and its strong commitment to service and ethics-based education inspires students to make a positive impact on the global community.
The college provides students with state-of-the-art facilities, including a financial services lab, and maintains a strong alumni base to encourage networking, create internship opportunities, and provide employment opportunities. Students enjoy a 97% job placement rate or graduate school upon graduation.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their accomplishments,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, AACSB Executive Vice President and Director of Accreditation. “Each AACSB-accredited school has a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. The intense peer review process illustrates their commitment to quality business education.
Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to more than 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools. in the world. With global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Headquarters for Europe, Middle East and Africa in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education.