College of Business & Technology
At WIU, the undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy and all business fields are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The criteria and standards are applied in all departments and all majors to ensure a quality educational experience for all students.
Why AACSB International Accreditation?
AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.
AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:
- Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
- Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.
- Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
- Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty.
- Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.
AACSB Reaffirmation of Accreditation
In the Spring 2015, the College of Business and Technology completed the maintenance of accreditation process through AACSB International. April 26, 2015 the College was reaffirmed as an AACSB member institution in both Business and Accounting.
Assessment of Learning
Assessment of Learning (AoL) is viewed as an ongoing, systematic process that provides solid, quantifiable evidence of strength and weakness within the College. It is not a device to monitor the performance of individual faculty members or progress of a specific student. The overriding goal is enhancement of the learning experience for the students and program improvement. At the undergraduate level, the College Assessment Committee oversees the evaluation and improvement of the common business core. The AoL process for specific majors is the responsibility of the departments in which the major resides. The AoL model for the MBA program is the responsibility of the MBA Committee and the graduate faculty of the College. The College uses a common format for all AoL models used by the business programs. The format involves five steps.
- Select student learning goals and objectives that describe the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities of CBT graduates.
- Distribute the goals and objectives throughout the curriculum to assure sufficient coverage within each program.
- Develop and administer direct and indirect measures of the goals and objectives.
- Analyze and report the results of the direct measures and any supporting indirect measures to the faculty.
- Utilize the results to assist the faculty in curriculum development and management and program improvement.