Savannah State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees.
Savannah State University's College of Business Administration has achieved accreditation of its bachelor's degree program in business administration by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The official announcement was made on April 15, 2005 in Tampa, FL.
To achieve accreditation, business programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students in the educational process, and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. These standards are mission-linked. During the accreditation process, The College of Business Administration was visited and evaluated by business school deans with detailed knowledge of management education, applying accreditation standards that are widely accepted in the educational community.
AACSB accreditation is an important external validation of the quality of our curriculum, faculty, and students. It means that we are accountable to our constituents, including the citizens of Savannah and the State of Georgia, for offering a degree with value and a relevant curriculum and for effective management of the program.
Our accreditation is especially meaningful at this time in Savannah State's history, because it endorses the less visible changes that have been taking place in the University that are centered on the essential purpose of this institution, which is to prepare our students to become responsible leaders and productive citizens in their communities, the nation and the world.
AACSB International is a not-for-profit organization consisting of more than 900 educational organizations and corporations. Its mission is excellence in management education in colleges and universities. Headquartered in Tampa, FL., USA, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.