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Farmer School and Accountancy Program Get Two Thumbs Up from the AACSB

May 2016

The Farmer School of Business and our Accountancy program have passed the mandatory Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Five Year Continuous Improvement Review with flying colors.

As the AACSB notes, “AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business schools. Today, there are 755 business schools in 51 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.”

The review team was extremely impressed with our faculty, students, innovative programming, dedication to improvement and the Farmer School building itself. What stood out most to the review team? Denise Schoenbachler, Dean, Northern Illinois College of Business and AACSB Review Team Chair, commented, “Providing exceptional student engagement experiences inside and outside the FSB is perhaps the school's strongest differentiator. Experiential learning opportunities touch every FSB student across curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.”