Rohrer College of Business completes rigorous AACSB reaccreditation


Rowan University’s William G. Rohrer College of Business (RCB) received reaccreditation in June through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an international body that applies rigorous standards to all facets of business education.

RCB Acting Dean Dr. Morris Kalliny said the AACSB’s reaccreditation, which must be completed every five years, examined all aspects of college operations including teaching and research, curriculum, degree relevance in the job market and the college’s societal impact.

“Reaccreditation is a reflection on all you offer,” Kalliny said.

The college, which in 2022-23 celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding, was recognized the past two years by The Princeton Review for an entrepreneurship program that is among the best 50 in the U.S.

RCB offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, management, management information systems (MIS), marketing, and supply chain and logistics, as well as a popular and flexible MBA and an MS in finance.

Though AACSB accreditation is voluntary (fewer than six percent of schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation), it is an objective measure of a college that examines, among other factors, a school's mission and its ability to provide the highest-quality programs, Kalliny said.

He noted that in addition to AACSB accreditation, the RCB is accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, for its undergraduate MIS program.

“We are one of very few American business colleges to hold both AACSB and ABET accreditation,” Kalliny said.

The AACSB accreditation included a comprehensive on-campus review by three independent college deans from other institutions.

Kalliny said reaccreditation is helpful internally as it requires administrators, department chairs and faculty to continually review and improve collegewide operations like research, classroom lessons, mentorship opportunities and special programming.

But, he said, having achieved reaccreditation there’s no time to rest.

“Now the process starts again,” he said.