Stonehill College’s accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, first received in 2012, was recently renewed through 2027. This distinction ranks the College among an elite crop of institutions making up less than five percent of the world’s business schools.  

“An endorsement from a globally recognized organization like AACSB demonstrates the relevance and caliber of the programs offered by Stonehill College’s Meehan School of Business. I would like to express my gratitude to our faculty and staff who assisted with the reaccreditation process and who work tirelessly to ensure that our institution lives up to AACSB’s standards,” said DeBrenna Agbenyiga, vice president for academic affairs and provost.

The College’s path to reaccreditation was a multiyear process of internal focus and peer-reviewed evaluation. The work the institution undertook during this period was devoted to further realizing Stonehill’s strategic vision and ensuring it is in line with AACSB standards. Certification from this organization requires global awareness as a main goal of business education. 

“Our reaccreditation is a testament to our dedicated faculty and staff, who engage with students in multiple ways beyond formal instruction, allowing students to successfully chart new paths across existing and emerging industries. I am glad the Visiting Peer Review Team, the Continuous Improvement Review Committee and AACSB’s Board of Directors recognized our passion for and investment in student success,” said Sam Beldona, dean and professor of the Leo J. Meehan School of Business.

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. 

“AACSB congratulates the Meehan School of Business on extending accreditation. The intense peer-review process confirms a school’s continued focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. This institution's dedication to delivering high quality business education will create the next generation of great leaders,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International.