The Carey Business School, founded at Hopkins in 2007, officially received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The AACSB is widely recognized as the highest accreditation a business program can earn.
The multi-year process included self evaluations and external reviews by AACSB evaluators of the school’s mission, faculty and curriculum.
According to the AACSB website, less than five percent of the world’s business programs have received AACSB accreditation. The School has also been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
In an email to The News-Letter, Kevin Frick, the vice dean for education at the Carey Business School, elaborated on the process the School underwent to earn its accreditation.
“The Carey Business School underwent a comprehensive review of the school’s mission, faculty, curriculum and strategic plans to show that it meets the AACSB standards and guidelines,” he wrote.
Frick explained how getting accreditation as a business school is often intensive and long-drawn.
“This process takes several years to complete. The process included self-evaluation and extensive review from AACSB peer-evaluators,” he wrote. “The AACSB is the world’s leading authority on quality assurance for business education. Accreditation by the AACSB recognizes that the Carey Business School meets rigorous standards for business education.”
The Carey Business School provides full-time and part-time business education programs at both its Baltimore and Washington, D.C. locations, as well as online. It offers master’s programs in areas such as finance, marketing, real estate and information systems.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Sunil Kumar elaborated on the importance of this achievement in an interview with The Hub.
“The Carey Business School faculty, staff, students and alumni are an integral part of Johns Hopkins University, who deliver on our core mission to bring knowledge to the world,” Kumar said. “I commend the entire Carey community for achieving this important milestone.”
The School has 87 full-time faculty supporting 2,000 part-time and full-time students who represent over 60 countries.
After receiving a $50 million donation from businessman William Polk Carey, the University’s trustees voted in 2006 to establish a new business school at Hopkins. The University also raised $50 million to help launch the new school.