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Cameron School of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation
4/7/2011
The University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Only 620 schools of business, or less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. UST is the only private university in Houston to achieve accreditation on both undergraduate and graduate business programs.

"Being among less than 5 percent of business schools in the world accredited by AACSB is a testimony to the commitment of the Cameron School of Business to its mission to provide its diverse students with a comprehensive, high quality, ethically oriented business education enabling them to serve as leaders of faith and character in a global economy," said Cameron School Dean Bahman Mirshab.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

"This achievement demonstrates the Cameron School of Business’ commitment to provide outstanding instruction, inspiration and mentoring for our students," said UST President Dr. Robert Ivany. “Future generations of students will reap the benefits of an internationally recognized faculty and program rooted in our Catholic Basilian core values."

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment and can take several years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet the AACSB accreditation standards, which require a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses. Also required by the AACSB standards, all accredited schools must go through a peer review process every five years in order to maintain their accreditation.

"It takes a great deal of self evaluation and determination to earn AACSB accreditation, and I commend the University of St. Thomas-Houston for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community,” said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Through accreditation, the University of St. Thomas-Houston has not only met specific standards of excellence, but has also made a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to its students."

The Cameron School of Business educates students of diverse backgrounds, teaching professional skills necessary for a changing global economy and instilling a deep appreciation for ethical behavior inspired by the educational tradition of the founding Basilian Fathers. Cameron School of Business offers undergraduate Degrees in business administration with majors in accounting, finance, general business and marketing. A five-year BBA/MBA program is also available. Cameron offers Master in Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting graduate programs.
 
At the Cameron School of Business, you will find diverse student-centered faculty, a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and convenient class times, all located near downtown Houston and the Galleria. These business centers provide UST students opportunities for internships, networking and career advancement. Small classes and a low student to faculty ratio assure individual attention.

To learn more about the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business visit www.stthom.edu/cameron. Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.


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