The Scott College of Business at Indiana State University has earned a variety of awards and honors due to the quality of our programs and the expertise of our faculty. Below are some of those outstanding honors and achievements:

  AACSB-International Accreditation  

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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Indiana State University again earned a spot on the Princeton Review's best business school rankings. "Small classes, great teachers, good assistantships" and "an affordable tuition" helped the Scott College of Business' Master of Business Administration program make the list for the 10th consecutive year.

The academic test preparation and admissions counseling company listed the ISU program in "The Best 295 Business Schools" for 2016. The review derived its rankings using responses of more than 22,000 students from 295 business schools nationwide as well as institutional data for the past three academic years.

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        U.S. News Best Colleges 2011  

US News & World Report recognized (2012 and 2011) Indiana State University's Scott College of Business in the top tier ranking for "Best Business Programs". Our undergraduate business program was ranked solely on a peer assessment survey conducted in spring 2011. To appear on the survey, programs must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

  Networks Financial Institute  

Networks Financial Institute, an outreach of Indiana State's Scott College of Business, garnered third place in the 2010 Innovation in Business Education Award by the Mid-Continent East Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. NFI received the award for its Networks Professional Development Program , a multi-year, coached, experiential professional development program designed for high potential undergraduate business majors at Indiana State.

  ISU Program of National Distinction   

Financial Services is one of two Indiana State University programs to be recognized as Programs of National Distinction. This includes:  the university’s nationally recognized insurance and risk management program; Networks Financial Institute, funded by Lilly Endowment combined grants of $32 million; The Gongaware Center for Insurance and Financial Services, created by a $5 million gift from Don and Pat Gongaware; and The Minas Center for Investment and Financial Education, supported by an endowment from Randall and Nancy Minas to enhance investment and financial education.

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  Sycamore Business Advisors   

Sycamore Business Advisors -- a program in our Scott College of Business that pairs teams of undergraduate students seeking experience with companies seeking solutions has been recognized for its innovation.  Arthur Sherwood and David F. Robinson, professors of management, received second prize in the Innovation in Business Education Award competition for their entry, "Sycamore Business Advisors Capstone Program." The award was given by the Mid-Continent East chapter of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  

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   Risk Management Magazine, September 2008  

Our Insurance and Risk Management program was recognized as among the best eight programs in the nation's by Risk Management magazine (September 2008).  The program was profiled in this national publication for corporate risk managers with other top programs such as the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Georgia, Temple University in Philadelphia, St. John's University in New York City, among others.

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  Entrepreneur magazine   

The Master of Business Administration program in Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business has one of the highest rankings in the country when it comes to student satisfaction. The program is one of 15 named to The Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” in the general management category. The honors list is one of six categories to appear in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur, the nation’s leading publication for and about entrepreneurs.

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