Maintaining accreditation in both fields puts the Bryan School among the top three percent of business schools in the world.
“It’s gratifying to have objective, outside experts examine our mission and methods and determine that we meet the highest standards in business and accounting education,” said Dean McRae C. Banks.
Several of the Bryan School’s strategic initiatives were praised by the AACSB visiting review team including X-Culture, an international experience developed and coordinated by Bryan School Assistant Professor Vas Taras where students at universities around the globe collaborate on a group project. X-Culture now has 4,000 participants per semester at 100 universities around the world and the resulting relationships between faculty have led to research collaborations.
The team also highlighted the growth in the Bryan School’s online class offerings, significant community engagement projects between Bryan School students and faculty and the surrounding region, and the growth in diversity of faculty and the student body. The Bryan School graduates more undergraduate students of color than any other campus in the UNC system, including the business schools at historically black universities.
One of the largest business schools in North Carolina, the Bryan School has been accredited since 1982. The school’s programs in business and accounting will be up for accreditation review again in 2020.
By Lanita Withers Goins