SDSU’s College of Business Administration is Commended by International Accrediting Agency


SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2013) - The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced today that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recommended the college maintain accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate programs, and for the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. The college was first accredited by the AACSB in 1959.

The college was also commended for a number of their procedures and practices including:

  1. The “shared vision of the importance of high quality teaching” on the part of the faculty and college administration.
  2. The college’s “excellent reputation and relationship with the San Diego business community.”
  3. Effective processes for “assurance of learning” thanks to “committed and engaged faculty members.”
  4. The development of a “very talented and experience group of lecturers.”

“It is gratifying for those of us at the College of Business to know that we not only exceed the rigorous standard set forth by the AACSB, but that we have achieved special acclamation for our commitment to student learning and to the community,” said Dr. Michael Cunningham, dean of SDSU’s College of Business Administration. “Our dedicated faculty and staff will continue to expand our efforts to provide a best-in-class education to our students, while we seek new and innovative ways to expand our already strong relationship with the San Diego business community.”

SDSU’s next on-site maintenance review occurs in 2017 – 2018 during the AACSB’s standard five-year cycle.