We welcome our students back to the Spring 2012 semester with the wonderful news that our Business and Accounting programs have successfully maintained AACSB accreditation for another five-year cycle.
AACSB accreditation (from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the standard of excellence for business education and a commitment to continuous improvement. Fewer than 5% of business schools internationally carry AACSB accreditation. So start your new semester knowing that you are attending a college that has been endorsed by the top business accreditation body in the world.
As I prepare to deliver a presentation to the Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone Wednesday evening, I have to pause and congratulate the School of Nursing on its $4 million gift for the new building announced today. What a great investment in nursing and Southern Miss by the Asbury Foundation! We in CoB look forward to the exciting process of building a new learning facility along with SoN.