[IMAGE: ]The quality of our faculty and the rigor of our academic programs has earned the School of Business and its Accountancy programs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). According to its website, "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 rigorous and comprehensive peer reviews. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. "The School of Business has been accredited by the AACSB since 1975 and the Accountancy programs achieved separate accreditation in 1987. In 2007, accreditation of both the School of Business and its Accountancy programs was reaffirmed for another five years.