NEC Member Providence College Receives New Biz School Accreditation
New England Council member Providence College was recently granted initial accreditation of its business degree programs by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The distinction is considered the “gold standard” for college business programs, achieved by approximately 30 percent of colleges in the United States and only 5 percent worldwide.
In granting the accreditation to the Providence College School of Business (PCSB), AACSB cited the school’s “very small class sizes, rigorous admission standards, and excellent career placement services.”
This new accreditation has brought many benefits to PCSB. All students in the School of Business will now have a common core curriculum, giving students the opportunity to graduate with a background in each business discipline. The core curriculum will also enable the faculty to provide better educational assessments and strengthen the thriving MBA program.
Providence College President Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. described the accreditation as “a catalyst that will propel us forward to a higher level of academic achievement and ensure that our students are equipped to compete in today’s global economy.”
John J. Fernandes, President and Chief Executive Officer of AACSB, welcomed Providence College School of Business, commending the dean, faculty, directors and administrative staff “for their dedication and commitment to continuous improvement, and for their role in earning accreditation.”