Accreditation for UW-Parkside’s Business Degree Programs extended

Published: April 29, 2021

AACSB International (AACSB) announced this month that UW-Parkside joined 56 other universities in extending AACSB accreditation for the university’s business degree programs.

Established in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest and most prestigious business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. 

“This is exciting news for UW-Parkside’s business programs and the University as a whole,” said Dirk Baldwin, Parkside’s Dean of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing. “Extending our accreditation speaks to its quality and impact. AACSB accreditation applies to all of our business programs, including our growing online MBA and our undergraduate programs in face-to-face, online, and competency-based education format”  

UW-Parkside’s Flexible Option Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Flex BSBA) is the first and only AACSB accredited competency-based business education program. Designed for nontraditional and working adults, the Flex BSBA program allows students the flexibility to progress at their own pace as they learn and demonstrate fundamental business management skills applicable to nearly every career field.

UW-Parkside’s business program was first AACSB accredited in 1995. Once accreditation is achieved, each institution participates in a five-year, continuous improvement peer review to maintain high quality and extend its accreditation.

In order to extend accreditation, Baldwin said Parkside’s business program went through a rigorous peer-reviewed process. AACSB’s accreditation standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“The peer review team was very impressed with our innovative Flex BSBA, growth in the online MBA, international relationships, community engaged learning throughout our business programs, award winning sales competitors, and active advisory boards,” said Baldwin. “I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and advisory board members.”

Please visit the AACSB website for more information.

Media contact:

Andrew Savagian
Communications Director
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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