Academy’s management department earns 5-year accreditation extension

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  • By Ray Bowden
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – When it comes to accreditation, the management department at the Air Force Academy is “good to go” for five more years.

Accreditation is the certified recognition from an accrediting agency that an institution maintains the required level of educational standards. In the Academy’s case, Col. Troy Harting, head of the management department, received notice from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business April 13 of its vote to extend the department’s accreditation for another five years.

“This speaks to the quality of our curriculum, our faculty and staff,” Harting said. “Our goal in the department is to ‘develop and inspire leaders in the Air and Space Forces to manage complex systems of people, resources, and technology’ and this AACSB accreditation shows we’re doing just that. I couldn’t be more proud of our cadets, staff and faculty.”

The Academy’s management department ranks among the most prestigious management and business degrees as the highest rated business school among those not offering graduate degrees, according to U.S. News and World Reports.

Established in 1916, the AACSB connects educational institutions and businesses to develop global leaders, according to the organization’s website.

“It is our pleasure to inform you that the Peer Review Team’s recommendation for extension of accreditation of the business degree programs offered by your school has been concurred with by the Continuous Improvement Review Committee and ratified by the Board of Directors,” wrote Antonio Goodson, the AACSB’s senior associate of accreditation and data management in an email to Harting, April 13. "Congratulations to you, the faculty, staff and supporters of the school.”