Continued success and improvement of the business programs at Jacksonville University has resulted in achieving reaccreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for an additional five years. AACSB is the highest international accreditation that any collegiate business programs can achieve, exemplifying excellence as part of the top 10% of collegiate business programs which requires a high rigor among the curriculum, faculty and student support. Jacksonville University remains the only private university in Northeast Florida and South Georgia with this high accreditation.
“It is very important for our University to have achieved and maintain this high accreditation,” said Dr. Matrecia James, Associate Dean for Assessment & Accreditation in the Davis College of Business. “The standards which we are required to abide allows us to provide superior business education at the graduate and undergraduate level.”
The Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University first achieved this accreditation in 2010 and since has improved and expanded its enrollment and curriculum on the graduate and undergraduate levels. New programs include: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), Accelerated (12-month) Master of Business Administration (MBA), along with MBA concentrations including: Accounting & Finance, Management and Management-Accounting. In 2013, the former Sport Management major was moved from the College of Education to the Davis College of Business to become Sport Business to become the eleventh undergraduate business degree program.
“We are consistently evaluating and re-evaluating the quality of curriculum and the successes we have seen with our graduates,” Dr. Don Capener, Dean of the Davis College of Business said. “Our connections with the business community are expanding, which is allowing us to align our coursework with what is relevant and demanded by employers.”
Moving forward, the Davis College of Business is looking to build on the successes of its programs, while expanding into new areas to reflect the demand in the business community. A new concentration in Consumer Goods & Services marketing at the graduate level in the MBA and DBA programs is in the planning stages, as well as a new degree in Health Informatics with the College of Health Sciences at Jacksonville University. In addition, an undergraduate major in business analytics is in the process of accreditation.