April 2, 2014

The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation


April 2, 2014


Rod Leveque

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Andrea Gutierrez

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Claremont, California – The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University (The Drucker School of Management) has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

The AACSB accreditation process includes rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review elements. All AACSB-accredited institutions must enter the Continuous Improvement Review process every five years. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 694 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB accreditation.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

Drucker School of Management Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Peter F. Drucker is known as the father of modern management, and his writings on management theory and practice have proved timeless in understanding and predicting worldwide business practices. The fundamental aspects of his work—including socially responsible management, knowledge worker productivity, and management as a liberal art—form the foundation of the Drucker School of Management’s philosophy. The school views management as a human enterprise—an art as well as a science—that integrates perspectives from a variety of disciplines.

“The AACSB’s recertification of our accreditation is a testament to the Drucker School’s continued commitment to academic excellence. Recognition from the world’s leading management education authority is an honor – one that is shared by the president, provost, faculty, students, and staff alike,” said Lawrence A. Crosby, dean of the Drucker School of Management.

“The school’s dedication to maintaining quality of instruction and an exceptional learning environment has its roots in Peter Drucker’s philosophy. It guides our teaching, research focus and internal operations to enrich the professional lives of our students by enhancing their ability to think rigorously and ethically about complex issues,” said Crosby.

About AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 694 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 45 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore.

For more information, please visit: www.aacsb.edu

About the Drucker School

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management offers a variety of professional and doctoral degrees, including MBA, EMBA, and the MS in Financial Engineering. It has expanded the traditional path in business education, offering innovative programs, such as the MA in Arts Management, and its focus on management for the creative economy. Named for the father of modern business management education and world-renowned author and consultant, Peter Drucker, and accomplished global business leader and philanthropist, Masatoshi Ito, the school produces graduates who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to make a difference.

For more information, please visit the Drucker site.