FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recently reaffirmed and extended its accreditation to Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology.

Exclusive accreditation signifies the quality and merit of WCBT’s curriculum. Accreditation is only granted to colleges after rigorous evaluation and requires colleges to meet the highest standards for business schools and colleges. Today, a total of 935 institutions in 59 countries and territories have achieved AACSB accreditation in business. SHU first obtained its accreditation in 2006.

For the past few months, Michael Larobina, Acting Dean of WCBT, has worked alongside faculty and staff during the AACSB review process.

“WCBT faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that the assessment process runs as smoothly as possible,” said Larobina. “I am grateful for their commitment and dedication. I am proud of the college’s accomplishments and, more importantly, their impact on our amazing students.

WCBT educates leaders to make a positive contribution to the community and prepares them for success in the changing and complex global business environment by developing ethical reasoning skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; knowledge of data and technology; and global perspectives through student-centered teaching, experiential learning, and impactful research.

Robin Cautin, Provost of SHU, said earning extended accreditation from the AACSB is a testament to Larobina’s strong leadership and the hard work of the faculty. It also demonstrates the college’s excellence and commitment to education, as AACSB is the leader in quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services, a she declared.

“The continued AACSB endorsement of WCBT confirms it as a world-class institution where students receive a high-quality education,” Cautin said. “To be included among other outstanding business institutions is a great achievement.”

According to Stephanie M. Bryant, AACSB Executive Vice President and Director of Accreditation, “Each AACSB-accredited school has a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning. The intense peer review process illustrates their commitment to quality business education.

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About Sacred Heart University

As the second largest independent Catholic university in New England and one of the fastest growing in the United States, Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs at its campus in Fairfield, Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. Over 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, media and arts; social work; computer science and engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN, & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent College. The Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions because it was created and run by lay people. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward-thinking thinkers who embrace change – in their own lives, professions and communities. . The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Top 387 Colleges – 2022 Edition“Best Northeast” and Best Business Schools – 2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to award-winning NPR-affiliated radio station WSHU, a Division I athletics program, and an impressive performing arts program that includes a choir, orchestra, dance, and theater. www.sacredheart.edu