The accounting department received notification of the accreditation in March, following an onsite review of the program by the AACSB accreditation team earlier this year. It was the first attempt by the COBI accounting department to obtain the distinctive accreditation.
"This is a voluntary accreditation obtained by only 1.3% (183 institutions) of accounting programs in business schools around the world," noted Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, Department Chair, "and it would not have happened without the extensive and generous support the accounting department has received from accounting professionals in the regional business community. Their continuing involvement with our students and graduates through mentoring, internships, jobs and financial support significantly contributes to our program's success, so we wanted to thank the individuals and companies in the accounting profession for their mutually beneficial relationships with the college"
"The expertise of these accounting professionals creates a high standard of performance that both informs and inspires our students," Dr. HassabElnaby added, "which further ensures employers in this region and across the country that our accounting department graduates are ready to perform on day one of their jobs."
The AASCB is an association of educational institutions, businesses and other organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education, and is the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide.