Clark Atlanta University’s Distinguished AACSB International Accreditation Extended


(Clark Atlanta University April 17, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) School of Business Administration once again has achieved the extension of accreditation in business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

“According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International only 5 percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher hold AACSB Accreditation. I am proud to report that Clark Atlanta University is in that 5 percent and our school is aligned with such rigorous accreditation standards,” said President George T. French Jr., Ph.D.

“This means our students will continue to receive the best instruction with the best developed curricula to ensure they are prepared to be competitive in the national and global business world,” French said. 

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only five percent of the world's schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher have earned this distinction. 

The process to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation includes a rigorous internal focus on excellence, conducted by an AACSB-assigned liaison and peer-review evaluation team. Throughout each continuous improvement review cycle of five years, schools must develop and implement a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards, requiring distinction in the following areas: curricula development; strategic management and innovation; student, faculty and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“This significant achievement highlights our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement in ensuring that our programs will persist in delivering the highest quality of business education to CAU students. We are very proud to receive a renewal of our AACSB accreditation for the

maximum possible five-year year period. This accomplishment is a testament to the talent and dedication of our faculty, campus leaders, staff, students, and alumni,” said Dr. Silvanus Udoka, dean of the CAU School of Business Administration. 

The CAU School of Business Administration has held AACSB accreditation since 1974. To read and learn more about AACSB and what accreditation means click the links below:

About the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration

Since its establishment in 1946, the CAU School of Business Administration has evolved from solely a graduate school of business to its current, comprehensive state, offering three undergraduate degree programs, one of which has eight concentrations, and four graduate programs—an MBA, a Working Professional MBA, MA in accounting, and MA in economics. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the School is comprised of six academic departments and home to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED), the centerpiece of the university’s efforts to develop an interdisciplinary entrepreneurial ecosystem. For more than 70 years, the CAU School of Business Administration has flourished as one of America’s top producers of African-American business professionals, with students from more than 40 states and 30 countries. 

About AACSB International
Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at

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