Suffolk University's Sawyer School of Management Honored to Receive Prestigious International Accounting Accreditation

5/15/2001

Boston, MA -- Suffolk University's Sawyer School of Management was recently honored with separate accreditation of its accounting and taxation programs by the AACSB InternationalóThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (formerly The International Association for Management Education). The announcement was made on Sunday, April 22, 2001 during the AACSB Annual Meeting in New York City.

The Sawyer School is the first business school to receive separate accreditation of its accounting and taxation programs in Boston.

Of the 800 member business schools of AACSB International, only 150 have achieved separate accounting accreditation.

"The AACSB Accounting Accreditation elevates the national stature of the Sawyer School. We have always known that the Sawyer School offers a quality accounting education, but now our peers across the world recognize our programs as top notch." said John F. Brennan, Dean of Suffolk's Sawyer School of Management.

"The Sawyer School is proud to join this elite group of business schools who have achieved dual accounting and business accreditation by the AACSB," said James P. Angelini, chairperson of the Accounting Department for the Sawyer School of Management. "This recognition by AACSB member schools confirms the Sawyer School's commitment to the highest standards of excellence in its business, accounting and tax curriculum, faculty, and student resources."

The AACSB specifically commended the Sawyer School's strong commitment to customer service. In a letter from Larry E. Penley, Chairman of the AACSB Board of Directors, "the Accounting Department is to be especially commended on its responsive degree offerings; work experience programs; carefully selected and mentored faculty; and adherence to the Sawyer School of Management's philosophy of Customer Intimacy, with its strong focus on students and small class sizes."

To achieve AACSB accounting accreditation, accounting programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to curriculum, faculty resources, admissions, degree requirements, library and computer facilities, financial resources, and intellectual climate, which are linked to the Sawyer School mission. During the accreditation process, the Sawyer School of Management was visited and evaluated by business school deans, and accounting educators with detailed knowledge of accounting education.

AACSB International is a not-for-profit corporation of educational institutions, corporations and other organizations devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management. Organized in 1916, AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Suffolk University is a private institution located on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, with a mission to provide quality education at an affordable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds. The Sawyer School has offered the bachelors degree in business administration for 64 years and has been granting the MBA degree for 30 years. The Sawyer School's MBA degree is offered in full-time, part-time, executive and online formats. Suffolk University maintains campuses in Chongching, China, Senegal in West Africa, and Madrid, Spain. Suffolk's MBA degree is offered in Boston, in North Andover at Merrimack College, in Franklin at Dean College, and in Barnstable at Cape Cod Community College. Suffolk's BSBA and MPA degrees are also offered in Franklin at Dean College and on Cape Cod at the campus of Cape Cod Community College. The Sawyer School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and by the AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) accredits Suffolk University.

 For further information please contact Teri Malionek at 617-573-8307.

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