AACSB Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The College of Business commits to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all faculty, staff, and students within the department. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) recognizes the value of diversity within an organization.
AACSB challenges business educators to discover methods to innovate, to improve student abilities, and to pursue excellence within their programs. AACSB remains deeply committed to diversity in collegiate management education and recognizes that a wide variety of missions and strategies lead to quality.
AACSB strives to provide a safe and supportive environment for all student’s success within the business programs, no matter the circumstances. AACSB values include but are not limited to: Quality, Inclusion and Diversity, Global Mindset, Ethics, and Social Responsibility and Community. As stated on their official website, AACSB “strives to advance diversity and inclusion issues within the organization, its member school, and the global business community.”
Diversity includes interest, inclusion, acceptance, and respect within all business programs. Understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing individual differences aids the success of students. These can be along the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. The values of diversity and inclusion foster the exploration of these differences in a safe and supportive environment. Community member move beyond tolerance to seeking and celebrating diversity and the contributions these individual differences innovate.
AACSB challenges business educators in their college programs to pursue excellence and continuous improvement. In order to achieve this goal, AACSB identifies a set of strongest criteria and norms, coordinates peer reviews and consultation, and acknowledges high-quality business schools. In order to meet and maintain accreditation, organizations must comply with 15 standards.
The accreditation standards are as follows: Standards
“Americas.” AACSB Business Accreditation Standards | Business Accreditation Standards for Business Programs, www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/standards/business.