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BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business recognized as among the best worldwide

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An accreditation extension by the world's largest business education alliance, AACSB, reflects the high-quality business education BGSU provides

Reflecting its commitment to providing access to high-quality business education for students and top talent for employers, the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business recently had its business accreditation extended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  

In this most recent round of accreditation, BGSU was among only 45 colleges worldwide to have this recognition extended by the AACSB organization. AACSB accredits the best business schools in the world and, like BGSU, is committed to the mission of leading boldly to transform business education for positive societal impact.  

The process of achieving AACSB accreditation is a rigorous and mission-driven procedure undertaken by the entire student-focused Schmidthorst College of Business community.  

“We are so proud to share the news of our AACSB business accreditation extension. The entire Schmidthorst College of Business ecosystem is to be commended for their efforts to define and achieve our mission to empower students for their career journey and positively impact their future industries and communities,” said Dr. Jennifer Percival, dean of the Schmidthorst College of Business.  

AACSB recognized BGSU for excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation, research, and teaching and learning. To obtain AACSB accreditation, the Schmidthorst College of Business conducted an in-depth assessment of its internal activities, engaged in mentorship with an AACSB advisor and completed a peer evaluation focused on continuous improvement.  

During the rigorous, multiyear process, the Schmidthorst College of Business developed and implemented a plan to achieve its mission and align with the AACSB principles-based accreditation standards.  

“AACSB congratulates each institution on achieving AACSB accreditation,” said Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president and global chief accreditation officer at AACSB. “The commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of each school’s dedication—not only to its students, alumni network and greater business community — but to society as a whole.” 

About the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business

Consistently ranked among top business programs by Poets&Quants, U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review and Bloomberg Businessweek, the AACSB-accredited Schmidthorst College of Business is where careers begin. World-class faculty help students develop their goals and provide them with the knowledge and experiences to get there. 

Led by faculty paving the way for business innovation through cutting-edge research, students develop real-world business skills and an understanding of the global marketplace through interactive learning programs and internships. 

Students differentiate themselves by interning and collaborating with a global network of industry partners. Companies can clearly see a difference in a BGSU education, which is why they come to campus to connect, work with and hire BGSU students. 

  • Ranked#1 in the nation - Student Engagement among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (U.S. News & World Report)  
  • Ranked #2 in Ohio - Best Online Master's in Business Programs, public or private (U.S. News & World Report) 
  • Ranked #13 - Best Public Business School in Academic Experience in the U.S. (Poets&Quants)  
  • 94% of graduates have a job within six months  
  • $61K medianaverage starting salary for graduates (higher than the national average) 

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Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349

Updated: 03/05/2024 09:51AM