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students walking by Odette BuildingThe Odette School of Business has received a five-year extension of its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Extension of accreditation a “milestone” for business school, says dean

A five-year extension of its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a “milestone” achievement for the Odette School of Business, says dean Mitch Fields.

“This accreditation process is a rigorous evaluation of our excellence in learning and teaching, strategic management, and academic and professional engagement,” Dr. Fields says. “It has been earned by only five per cent of schools worldwide granting business degrees.”

Today, 862 institutions across 56 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation, says Stephanie M. Bryant, the association’s executive vice president and chief accreditation officer.

“Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” she says. “The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

Fields says the accreditation helps the Odette School of Business differentiate itself from competitors.

“This is a very respected designation that affirms our commitment to delivering a relevant and challenging curriculum, and providing valuable educational and career experiences,” he says. “Employers want quality business graduates from quality business schools. Our students understand that we provide an excellent return on their investment in choosing Odette.”

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