Hospitality Management at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics has the unique distinction of being accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and ACPHA (the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration).
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.
ACPHA Accreditation has two fundamental purposes: to assure the quality of the program and to assist in the improvement of the institution or program. Accreditation—which is applicable to institutions or programs—should be distinguished from certification and licensure, which apply to individuals.