team grants accreditation
The School of Business has received re-accreditation from the Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Re-accreditation was critical for our image nationally,
said William Moncrief, senior associate dean of the business school.
Students come to a school like TCU because of our accreditation.
The school received accrediatation last month based on the associations
visit to the business school in October, when the school was checked
for quality of programs, facilities, atmosphere, faculty, staff,
students and faculty research.
Moncrief said the team found the school in very good shape.
The report also suggested that the schools undergraduate program
is one of the top 50 in the country, he said.
The school was ranked as one of the top business schools in the
Wall Street Journal for 2003 and 2004. Forbes Magazine and Entrepreneur
Magazine have also recognized the school in the last year.
The association also re-accredited the business schools accounting
department. Only 162 other accounting programs in the nation have
The accreditation enhances our credibility, said Robert
Vigeland, accounting department chairman. This puts us in
fairly elite company, and it, hopefully, will help us attract more
While accreditation is a continuing process for the business school,
the re-accreditation will last for an additional six years.