Accreditation of UNH's Whittemore School Renewed

Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations

April 13, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics has achieved reaffirmation of accreditation of its undergraduate and master's degree programs in business administration by the board of directors of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Whittemore School was commended for its successful and intensive use of experiential learning, its responsive strategic planning and curriculum revision process, the transformation of the school from a general business model of education to one that provides specialization that directly supports the economy of New Hampshire and the surrounding region, an exceptional level of interaction with the business community, and the effective use of noncredit executive education programs to offset declining state funding.

“The Whittemore School is one of only two business schools in New Hampshire that has received this accreditation, which is a reflection of our high-quality of business programs, exceptional faculty research and opportunities we provide for students to interact with the business community. While this accreditation is based on the review of our peers at other accredited institutions, we are particularly proud of our role as an asset to the state and region,” said Steven Bolander, dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics.

AACSB International is the premier accrediting organization for business school worldwide. Only 395 member institutions hold AACSB business accreditation for both undergraduate and graduate programs.