The Foster College of Business at Bradley University has received what Forbes Magazine calls the "gold standard" of business accreditation.
The business and accounting degree programs have been given extended accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), based on several areas in which Foster College excels.
One such aspect of the program is based on the senior capstone project. Seniors in the business programs work with a real business in real time on a problem that business is actively experiencing. In addition, one required introductory course has students building a complete business plan, and the undergraduate curriculum has been completely redesigned to accommodate the requirements of demonstrating encouragement, engagement and innovation of students, as well as impact in the surrounding community.
Darrell Radson, dean of the Foster College of Business, said he was proud of the college for being one of only 182 – or 2 percent of all business schools – to receive the coveted AACSB accreditation for both the business and accounting program.
The AACSB accredits schools in 51 countries and territories. It offers such prestigious recognition only to elite schools that advance management and business education with forward thought and a commitment to continuous improvement that promotes innovation for students.