Brooklyn College’s Murray Koppelman School of Business has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body for business schools. The college has joined an elite group of the world’s schools that confer business degrees at the bachelor level or higher and holds the distinction of being the only AACSB-accredited business school in Brooklyn.
“We have always been accredited through the Middle States Commission as part of Brooklyn College. But the AACSB accreditation is different. It’s the gold standard for business schools. We have seen a significant uptick in the number of companies reaching out and saying ‘Let’s do business,’ ” says Susanne G. Scott, interim dean of the Koppelman School. “There has been tremendous growth in internships from the best companies, some of which would not have approached us before. The accreditation is a signal to potential students, and parents; we are now on a list that includes less than 5 percent of business schools internationally. But just as importantly, it is a point of pride for our current students and faculty.”