Dec. 19, 2013 - The William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s Collegehas maintained its business accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by 687 colleges and universities in the United States and more than 40 foreign countries.  Fewer than five percent of the world's business programs receive the accreditation.

The William G. McGowan School of Business was established in 1990 and is named in honor of the late William G. McGowan '52, founder and CEO of MCI Communications Corporation. William G. McGowan's vision, energy and achievement distinguished him as a leader in the world of business and in the field of telecommunications. The McGowan School of Business stands as a sign of his commitment to the support of higher education and his love for his Alma Mater.  The School of Business offers students a comprehensive business education through its core curriculum and through majors in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Marketing, and Management.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of the William G. McGowan School of Business. Our talented faculty has worked together with a shared vision in creating a world-class Business School with unique programs that are second to none. Our students and alumni continue to achieve and have proven themselves competitive in their professional careers,” said Barry H. Williams, Dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore.

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King's College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.