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Scott College of Business at Indiana State maintains prestigious accreditation

April 20, 2011

The Scott College of Business at Indiana State University has again been recognized as one of the world's premiere business schools.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business this month announced that the Scott College has maintained its accreditation. The college is one of less than five percent of the world's business schools to earn the prestigious AACSB-International accreditation, said Dean Nancy Merritt. The ISU business programs first earned the recognition in 1980, and have continuously maintained the accreditation for more than 30 years.

"I am extremely proud of our faculty, staff and students for their on-going attention to excellence," Merritt said. "The accreditation announcement signals the continued high quality of our programs and follows extensive reviews and documentation of multiple areas of student and faculty achievements and contributions to their professions, research areas and the university."

ISU is among 620 schools in 38 countries that maintain AACSB-International accreditation.

"For students and faculty selecting a university, this accreditation signals the Scott College of Business and Indiana State University commitment to the quality and continuous advancement of our programs," Merritt said. "Strong, positive recognition by other universities, the media and industry is gained through the AACSB-International accreditation."

ISU's accreditation is for five years. Though the university works to renew the status in a rigorous five-year review covering 15 standards, the Scott College of Business maintains emphasis on the standards each year and files annual reports.

"This prestigious accreditation validates what we at Indiana State University know about the kind of asset we have in the Scott College of Business," ISU provost Jack Maynard said. "This recognition helps convey the strength of programming the college has to offer, as well as the kind of education that prospective business students can hope to receive."

A class in the Scott College of Business

AACSB accreditation seal

Contact: Nancy Merritt, dean, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2000 or

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or