Lipscomb University’s College of Business has earned accreditation from AACSB International (AACSB),  joining an elite group of business schools internationally with less than six percent — only 926 institutions across 60 countries — earning this prestigious accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators and businesses worldwide. 

Ray Eldridge, dean of Lipscomb’s College of Business, said being accredited by AACSB provides new opportunities for students and reflects the program’s quality. 

“AACSB accreditation is the gold standard,” said Eldridge. “We want to be part of the elite group of business schools around the world because it has a direct impact on the ability of our students to pursue their educational and career goals. This is the culmination of many years of work to ensure our program met the rigorous accreditation standards and preparing for this moment. I am so proud of the quality of the College of Business, the impact it has had on the lives of countless generations of students in its 100 years of existence and for the great things to come in the future.” 

Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation opens many doors for Lipscomb graduates including obtaining preferred entry status to prestigious graduate schools and the ability to draw the attention of recruiters for national and international corporations, said Eldridge.   Dean Ray Eldridge is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee. 


Ray Eldridge, Dean, College of Business
Lipscomb University
Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2012

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