When choosing an MBA program, it’s important to investigate an institution’s academic credentials. By doing so, you’ll be able to make a confident decision about the education in which you are investing. These academic credentials are what people refer to when they talk about accreditation. A school’s accreditation showcases the institution’s dedication to quality education by meeting and maintaining specific requirements regarding curriculum quality, faculty scholarship, and strategic planning.

At the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we are proud to uphold accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for the 100% Online MBA and the Flexible MBA programs. AACSB International accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that a business school can procure, and less than 10 percent of the world’s business schools have achieved this prestigious credential.

In order to attain this level of accreditation, our faculty and staff work together to continuously identify opportunities for growth within the college, specifically pertaining to strategic management and innovation; participants – students, faculty, and professional staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement. Furthermore, the Rollins College of Business undergoes regular accreditation review visits in order to showcase the strides that have been made in each of these four areas and assess new opportunities for the betterment of our students’ education.

Regardless of whether you plan to study in a traditional, campus-based MBA program or in an online MBA, it’s important to pursue a program that is dedicated to quality education and continuous academic improvement for the sake of its students. In a world with innumerable advanced degree options, students are able to feel confident in the quality of the 100% Online MBA and the Flexible MBA they achieve at the Gary W. Rollins College of Business.

Guest blogger: Brianna Gill, Gary W. Rollins College of Business Graduate Programs Office

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