Internationally Renowned AACSB Extends Nicholls Business’ Accreditation

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THIBODAUX, La. — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Board of Directors extended accreditation to the Nicholls State University College of Business Administration and Department of Accounting through 2025. 

AACSB reviewed the College of Business Administration during Fall 2020 to ensure the college was providing a high-quality education and responding to changes within each facet of the business environment. 

“Only the best schools around the world can meet the consistent, demanding requirements of earning AACSB accreditation, which is the highest standard of quality for business schools in the world,” said Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey, dean of the College of Business Administration. “This means that we are providing rigorous, dynamic and relevant coursework, which prepares our students for the challenging and changing global business environment. And it means businesses in our region can count on Nicholls to provide graduates who are prepared for today’s challenges and who can grow into the future business leaders in the Bayou Region.”  

Nicholls has held AACSB accreditation since 1983, and the accounting program since 2007. 

The Nicholls State University College of Business Administration offers degrees in accounting, finance, computer information systems, management, marketing and business administration, along with a master of business administration degree. Students learn from experienced faculty and take part in competitive programs which regularly place at state, regional and national competitions.

Established in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest global business education network, connecting educational institutions and businesses to develop exceptional global leaders. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools in the world hold this distinction and less than 200 schools in the world hold a separate AACSB accounting accreditation.  

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