The Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University has received accreditation from AACSB International. The organization’s peer-review team delivered a rigorous evaluation that included checking strategic management and innovation, and the academic engagement of students and faculty. TSU’s business degree programs are accredited for five years and the next on-site review will take place in 2022.
“Texas Southern recognizes the award-winning faculty, dedicated staff and bright students who are the heartbeat of the School of Business and have fostered an environment that increases our reputation in this arena,” said President Austin A. Lane. “The standard of academic program quality and research continues at this University.”
The JHJ School of Business at TSU was the first Historically Black College/University (HBCU) to achieve accreditation status. JHJ offers degrees in accounting, finance, management, marketing and management information systems.
“It is a particularly proud moment for the JHJ School of Business as we celebrate and reflect on being the first Historically Black College/University (HBCU) to achieve accreditation status many years ago,” said Dr. John H. Williams, interim dean, JHJ School of Business. “We would like to thank everyone that participated in helping the JHJ School achieve this monumental accomplishment. Our faculty, staff, Business Advisory Council, and students played a vital role to achieve this status and I am both proud and pleased that together we were able to deliver reaffirmation.”
Accreditation means that the School will continue to be associated with the highest standards in business education, a status earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. The School’s graduates have moved on to leadership roles in major corporations throughout the world, including a range of business, non-profit, and governmental organizations.
“We are proud of our Business School and its stellar graduates who have been guided by a first-class faculty and staff,” said Dr. Kendall T. Harris, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “The accreditation renewal will set the stage for more great young minds to serve the national and global community in business and related areas.”
“AACSB congratulates this institution on this achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”
ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.
ABOUT AACSB INTERATIONAL
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.