Accreditation & Affiliations

Why Should Accreditation & Affiliations Matter to Me?

Going to college is a big investment. You are going to spend hours studying, writing papers, and taking exams. You also are going to spend a lot of money. All that work and money should provide you with a return on your investment.  The Department of Business at Rollins College does give you that return on investment.  We are are associated with two distinguished organizations, PRME and AACSB.

AACSB
Advancing Quality Management Education Worldwide
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AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.  

AACSB-accredited schools must pass very rigorous quality standards. They have been proven to provide the best in business education worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools...

  • are recognized worldwide by top employers and other universities.
  • have employers that only hire their graduates. have more access to recruiters.
  • have graduates that receive higher, more competitive salaries.
  • say being accredited improves the quality of their business programs.
  • say being accredited helps them hire and retain the best professors and researchers.
  • have students that are more international and are likely to earn higher levels of education.
  • have students with high-graduating GPAs
  • are challenging and teach the best skills that give a distinct advantage in the real world.

AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-quality faculty, deliver relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates who are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

PRME
Principles for Responsible Business Management Education
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The Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship & Business programs have incorporated the 6 principles of responsible management education (PRME) into their curriculum, and Rollins College is a formal participant in the PRME global network.  PRME's mission, as supported by the United Nations Global Compact, "is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals"

Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.

Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

CUIBE
Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education
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CUIBE is a consortium of nationally recognized international business programs that strives to promote, enhance, and innovate the way international business is taught to undergraduates. Its members are provided with an opportunity to benchmark their programs against other member schools and facilitate sharing of best practices in international business education.

CUIBE schools consistently rank among the Top 20 Best Undergraduate International Business programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our program integrates course work in business administration, a foreign language, and regional/cultural studies. Students are given the knowledge, skills and experiences to foster an in-depth understanding of the values and culture that provide the foundation for successful business practices throughout the world.

Rollins College is a full member of CUIBE. Full Members are academic institutions that have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to undergraduate international business education through development of an academic program (degree, major or concentration) in international business. Full membership is attained by successfully completing a review process that includes an evaluation of the institution’s IB programs and an on-campus visit conducted by two members of CUIBE’s Membership Committee. 

Department of Business
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue – 2779
Winter Park, FL 32789
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