After a thorough review, the Board of Trustees of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has reaffirmed the accreditation of the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.Founded in 1916, AACSB fosters engagement, innovation, and impact in business education, as well as a commitment to diversity and international business leadership. This accreditation places the Cameron School in an elite mix; only 5 percent of the world's schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher have earned AACSB accreditation.
AACSB standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management, teaching and learning, scholarly inquiry, and professional engagement. Achieving this prestigious validation also means that the Cameron School of Business meets and surpasses rigorous standards for quality programs, emphasizes experiential learning, and focuses on the needs of today’s workforce. “Students who graduate from AACSB-accredited institutions learn what matters most to employers in today’s marketplace,” said Associate Dean Dave Glew. “These students are getting a higher caliber of education, which gives them a distinct advantage in the real world.”
In assessing the Cameron School of Business, the AACSB review team noted a high level of engagement with the business community, excellent student experiences (including Business Week, classroom consulting projects and internships), a high-touch culture where faculty and students work closely together, and an emphasis on international programs. The team also praised the CSB’s efforts to provide mentoring through the Cameron Executive Network and access to jobs through multiple placement opportunities.
The Cameron School has grown to over 2,700 students in three undergraduate programs and eight graduate degree programs including new, online Master’s programs in Business Administration (MBA), Business Analytics, and Finance and Investment Management. “Over the past five years, our faculty, staff, students, and CEN volunteers have dedicated themselves to excellence in teaching and learning, career placement, and professional mentorship,” said Dean Robert T. Burrus. “Furthermore, we have pursued new markets by bringing graduate programs to adult learners throughout our state. We are thrilled that AACSB has applauded these sustained efforts and we look forward to continued innovation in the years to come.”