Nicholls College of Business Renews Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

THIBODAUX — The College of Business Administration and accounting program at Nicholls State University have undergone a successful accreditation review and received an extension of accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

“AACSB accreditation ensures that we have made a commitment to continuously improving our academic programs in business in order to provide a high-quality, innovative business education. It is truly a testament to the hard work of our Executive Advisory Board and the quality of students, faculty and staff in the College of Business,” said Dr. Shawn Mauldin, dean of the Nicholls College of Business Administration. “The message is clear — you can receive a top-notch business education at Nicholls State University.”

Offering six undergraduate and two graduate degree programs, the College of Business Administration is among the most popular areas of academic study at Nicholls. Student enrollment in the Nicholls business program has grown 7.5 percent since spring 2014. In addition to traditional degree offerings, the College of Business has added an online degree in business administration, which has attracted more than 90 students in its first year. Nicholls also continues to see growth in its Executive Master of Business Administration program and its unique maritime management concentration, which is the only program in the state designed to specifically address the needs of the oil and gas sector of the maritime industry. AACSB accreditation, which Nicholls has held since 1983, confirms that the university is delivering accredited degree programs that prepare students for careers regionally and globally.

“The fact that the Nicholls business and accounting programs each received reaccreditation without recommendations for improvement is evidence of our dedicated business faculty’s commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, president of Nicholls. “Thanks to their efforts, our business graduates receive the highest quality education and prove it by consistently setting the benchmark as leaders and visionaries in the competitive business and accounting fields.”

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