Brooklyn College is proud to announce that the Koppelman School of Business has earned its accreditation extension from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body for business schools.

Offering degrees in accounting, business management, economics, and finance, the Koppelman School is part of an elite group of the world’s schools that confer business degrees at the bachelor level or higher, while being the only accredited business school in Brooklyn.

“Congratulations to everyone at the Murray Koppelman School of Business for securing this prestigious distinction,” President Michelle J. Anderson said. “Dean Qing Hu and the entire Koppelman faculty are doing extraordinary work to prepare the business leaders of tomorrow through hands-on experience and professional mentorship.”

Just a few of the programs and initiatives that set Koppelman apart include:

  • CUNY’s first concentration in Diversity and Inclusion in Business for the school’s undergraduate B.B.A. in Business Administration Program that incorporates liberal arts and focuses on addressing racial, ethnic, and gender inequities.
  • The popular, fully online M.S. degrees in business administration and accounting designed to be completed in one year for full-time students or committed working professionals.
  • The M.D. Sass Investment Institute that provides a unique experiential learning opportunity for students in finance and investments.
  • The Executive-in-Residence Program and the Business Matters! annual conference that connects students with expertise and opportunity through business industry leaders and successful alumni.
  • The Koppelman Entrepreneurship Competitions that develop creative thinking and support student entrepreneurs.

“Being the only accredited business school in Brooklyn gives our students a competitive edge,” said Dean Hu. “I would like to thank our faculty, corporate partners, and alumni business leaders who have engaged our students through initiatives like the Executive-in-Residence Program and Business Matters! events as well as internships and experiential learning opportunities and mentorship programs. World-class faculty, real-world experience, and alumni engagement are what set Koppelman apart.”

One recent example of how Koppelman is connecting students with industry professionals was a seminar with leading New York City–based real estate firm Citysphere for a guest lecture in Assistant Professor Cindy Pham’s class on the intricacies of selling in the real estate industry. This is just another example of how the Koppelman School builds bridges between academic learning and practical industry insights.

Student Daviti Mkheidze praised the guest lecture session.

“Listening to real estate expert Patrice Bericourt’s inspiring journey in real estate was a unique learning experience to master the art of sales,” Mkheidze said. “I learned the importance of building relationships, having effective communication, and embracing rejection as an opportunity to grow.”

Achieving AACSB accreditation is a mission-driven, rigorous process that includes an in-depth assessment of assurance of learning in degree programs, faculty intellectual contribution, industry, and community engagement, and societal impact, and a comprehensive peer-review process that focuses on continuous improvement in all areas. During this multiyear path, schools focus on developing and implementing programs to achieve their mission and align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These principles-based standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation, research, and teaching and learning.

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the largest business education network of students, educators, and businesses globally providing quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. The accreditation process measures the quality of educational services against 15 international standards that ensure continuous improvement and provide a focus for schools to deliver upon their academic program and mission.

AACSB has 1,013 accredited institutions in over 60 countries and territories and 194 institutions with AACSB accreditation for accounting programs. Achieving this milestone ensures greater access to high-quality business education for learners around the world and businesses seeking top talent.

“AACSB congratulates each institution on achieving AACSB accreditation,” said Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president and global chief accreditation officer at AACSB. “The commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of each school’s dedication—not only to its students, alumni network, and greater business community—but to society as a whole.”