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The College of Business at the University of Rhode Island is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College has been accredited by AACSB since 1972 and received reaffirmation in 2018.

In addition, the Accounting Program has been separately accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels since 1994. AACSB accreditation is highly sought after by universities due to its high level of academic merit— accreditation has been achieved by only 6% of the institutions teaching management education.

Accreditation ensures a high quality of education at institutions by:

  • Requiring that institutions have the funds available to sustain their programs
  • Furthering faculty scholarship
  • Maintaining curricula that apply to current markets and economies
  • Encouraging faculty interaction with students
  • Emitting motivated and goal seeking graduates

Part of the Continuous Improvement Review process at URI’s College of Business includes Assurance of Learning related to the following Competency Goals for undergraduate BSBA students:

Competency: Our students will be able to think critically.
Objective: Applies quantitative and qualitative knowledge to solve problems and make decisions

Competency: Our students will be able to communicate professionally.
Objective: Communicates ideas and values clearly and effectively to diverse
audiences in multiple contexts and formats

Competency: Our students will perform effectively in a team environment.
Objective: Applies collaboration and conflict resolution skills to achieve 
goals with others

Competency: Our students will be able to integrate knowledge from
various disciplines to solve business problems.
Objective: Frames judgments from multi-disciplinary perspectives and

Competency: Our students will be global citizens.
Objective: Explains the impact of culture, identity, and experience on
one’s world view and behavior (includes assumptions, biases, 
prejudices, and stereotypes)

“AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education”.
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