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Ramapo College of New Jersey Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 9, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. — The Board of Trustees of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) has reaffirmed its accreditation of the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey for an additional five year period (2016 – 2020). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

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. Today, there are 755 business schools in 51 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“Ramapo College is committed to preparing its students for successful careers in the public and private sectors of an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world,” said Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer. “We are proud of our dedicated faculty and staff that work to make the business programs worthy of AACSB accreditation.”

The Anisfield School of Business strives to provide its approximately 1,300 students with a strong educational foundation for a lifetime of learning and to fully prepare them for career success.  As one of the largest schools within Ramapo College, the Business School embodies the College’s fundamental commitment to academic excellence, community involvement, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

“We are indeed proud to be recognized as a business school that lives up to the very high standards of overall quality required by AACSB,” said Dr. Lewis Chakrin, Dean of the Anisfield School of Business, “and we will never stop working to expand and evolve our programs to meet the needs of our students in a rapidly changing business environment.”

To learn more about the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College, visit https://www.ramapo.edu/asb/  To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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