Silberman College of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Teaneck, NJ (April 10, 2012)—The Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. 

"We are very proud of this prominent distinction," said Christopher Capuano, University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. "AACSB accreditation is an important affirmation of Silberman College's excellent programs. I want to congratulate the members of Silberman College, who I know are poised to continue to meet the high standards set by this accrediting body."

Only 649 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

"We are obviously very pleased to receive continuing acknowledgment for providing academic excellence.   There are many reasons for our success, including great students, outstanding faculty, a very dedicated staff and a supportive administrative structure," said William Moore, Dean, Silberman College of Business.  

FDU’s Silberman College of Business is a tri-campus college of the University.  The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs at the College at Florham, Madison, NJ and on the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, and bachelor degree studies in Business Administration at FDU - Vancouver, located in Vancouver, Canada.  Silberman College aims to achieve regional recognition as a leading provider of high-quality, innovative education in business management through the applied research and professional activities of the faculty.

"AACSB International's continuing recognition of our business programs' quality means a lot to the constituents we serve and to us,” Moore added.   This is another affirmation of Silberman College's ability to maintain a highly successful learning environment."

“It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.” 

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s achievement will be recognized in April at the 2012 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, USA. 

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About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of almost 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. AACSB Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific Headquarters is located in Singapore. For more information, please visit:

 About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, go to

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