Walton College Maintains AACSB Accreditation
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has again maintained accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – for its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs.
The college was first accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business – now AACSB International – in 1931, just five years after its founding in 1926. Its accounting programs were accredited by the association in 1963.
The college achieved accreditation for five additional years.
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The AACSB peer review team commended the college for its strengths and effective practices, saying:
- The Walton College has an excellent physical plant fully supporting its teaching, research and service missions. These include a state-of-the-art trading room and behavioral laboratory.
- The Walton College houses a number of research centers in support of the teaching, research and service commitment. These also provide close liaison with the regional business community and provide connection points for research, teaching and outreach for the college. The large number of centers provides a close relationship with almost every aspect of the college’s activities.
- The college supports a number of active advisory boards. The team was especially impressed by the involvement and dedication of top-level executives to the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board.
- The Walton College provides excellent faculty research support. This is quite helpful to junior faculty and doctoral students. Furthermore, the college has a very effective junior faculty mentoring system.
- The Walton College has been provided numerous opportunities to develop its own sources of revenue and through these sources and its university allocation is relatively well funded.
- Students graduating from the Walton College are well prepared for the workplace and are highly sought after by business and government.
- The utilization of a host of research centers in support of the teaching, research and service commitment of the college is considered a very effective best practice.