NEWARK Wednesday, April 9, 1997 -- The bachelor's, master's and executive programs in management offered by the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have earned full accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
In bestowing accreditation on the NJIT School of Management, AACSB recognized ten areas of excellence: a strong technology focus; a commitment to an urban, inner-city mission; a strong customer orientation; the M.S. in Management Executive Program; a highly supportive advisory board; the undergraduate business minor; small class sizes; a multidisciplinary approach to important issues facing New Jersey businesses, participation in the university's graduate certificate program, and development of a distance learning capability.
"Earning AACSB signifies to our students and to employers that our management programs are of the highest quality and meet the national standards for management education," said Saul K. Fenster, president of NJIT. "With AACSB accreditation in management, NJIT becomes the only university in the State of New Jersey to offer fully accredited programs in engineering, architecture, management, and computer science."
Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. AACSB accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting. Since the start of the AACSB accreditation program in 1919, more than 300 institutions have affirmed their commitment to educational quality through the achievement of accreditation.
NJIT's School of Management is the fourth management program in New Jersey to earn accreditation from the prestigious AACSB. The others are at Rutgers University, Seton Hall and Rider University.
"Attaining AACSB accreditation formally places the School of Management on par with other management programs that have a long rich history and tradition of excellence," said Alok Chakrabarti, dean of the NJIT School of Management. "For NJIT students, AACSB accreditation enhances the value of the university's management degrees and smoothes the admissions process for students pursuing graduate degrees at other management schools."
Founded in 1988, NJIT's School of Management offers two degree programs: Bachelor's of Science in Management and Master's of Science in Management which includes an Executive Masters of Science in Management program geared for corporate executives. In addition, NJIT architecture majors can earn a dual degree: Bachelors of Architecture and Masters of Science in Management.
NJIT offers management programs at the main campus in Newark and at extension sites at Ramapo College, Drew University, and the Technology and Engineering Center at Mt. Laurel, N.J.
NJIT's management programs are dedicated to graduating students skilled in the management of technology-based organizations. The Executive Management program offers corporate executives the opportunity to earn a 30-credit masters degree in only 14 months by attending classes on alternate Fridays and Saturdays.
"The School of Management instructional program fosters in students an appreciation of technological literacy and ethical standards essential for working in the modern, global business environment," said Dean Alok Chakrabarti.
NJIT is a public research university enrolling nearly 7,900 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in 67 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. U.S. News and World Report's 1997 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT among the second quartile (58-114) of 229 national universities. Money Magazine's Best College Buys 1997 rated NJIT as the third best value among U.S. science and technology schools and 59th among the Top 100 U.S. higher education institutions.
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