Demonstrating Innovation, Engagement and Impact: AACSB Accreditation extended for UVU Woodbury School of Business

Media contact: Patricia H. Monsoor email:pmonsoor@uvu.edu landline:801.863.5483 cell: 650.454.6441

TAMPA, FL & OREM, UT, February 9, 2017—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International announced today that Utah Valley University (UVU) Woodbury School of Business has received an extension of its accreditation through 2022.  Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

“We are proud of this recognition,” said Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley University. “It is a direct result of our business school’s serious approach to preparing graduates for a competitive marketplace and success throughout their career.”

The distinction has been earned by fewer than 800 business schools in 53 countries and territories. That’s less than five percent of the world’s business schools.

“AACSB is the thought leader in worldwide business education. To be recognized by them is a mark of distinction and a tribute to the faculty, staff, and industry partners who are focused on our students’ success,” said Norman Wright, dean of the Woodbury School of Business.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review and meaningful peer review. During this multi-year continuous improvement review process, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

For more information on UVU Woodbury School of Business, visit www.uvu.edu/woodbury. For more information about the AACSB, visit www.aacsb.edu.

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