The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has achieved reaffirmation of accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both business administration and accounting by recent action of the board of directors of AACSB InternationalThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Founded in 1951, the college has been accredited by AACSB since 1954 and must be re-evaluated every five years. To achieve accreditation, business programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality and mission-linked standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process, and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

During the accreditation process, the college was visited and evaluated by a team of business school deans and chairs of accounting with detailed knowledge of management and accounting education, applying accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.

Being accredited by the AACSB means that we meet the highest standards,said B&E Dean Jay Coats.The accreditation team examined our programs very closely. Their stamp of approval affirms that our students get the very best education and preparation for leadership or entrepreneurial positions in the global marketplace.

AACSB International is a not-for-profit organization of more than 900 educational organizations and corporations. Its mission is excellence in business and accounting education in colleges and universities. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.

The College of Business and Economics grants undergraduate business degrees in accounting, finance, marketing, management and management information systems. It also has masters degree programs in business (MBA, executive MBA , and industrial relations) and accounting (Master of Professional Accountancy).