Accreditation Delivers International Recognition for SUNY Poly
Business Programs

Accreditation Delivers International Recognition for SUNY Poly
Business Programs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 16:28
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For Release:  Immediate — March 31, 2015

Utica, NY – In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to provide world-class educational opportunities in New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced its Business Management programs have earned another full-term of accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Following an extensive review, the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Committee lauded SUNY Poly’s Business Management programs and recommended accreditation be extended for a full five-year term: a decision that has now been ratified by the AACSB Board of Directors.

“The standards set forth by accreditation commissions such as AACSB ensure that academic offerings are of the highest caliber. SUNY Poly is extremely proud to report that its Business Management programs not only meet but exceed AACSB’s stringent standards,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “This internationally recognized reaccreditation is a testament to SUNY Poly’s commitment to excellence and the expertise and dedication of its business faculty and staff.”

“AACSB reaccreditation affirms what our students and alumni already know; the quality of SUNY Poly’s business programs is second to none,” said Robert Geer, SUNY Poly Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “I want to thank Robert Yeh, our dean, and all the faculty and support staff who played a role throughout this rigorous process.”

“This success reflects the inherent quality of our Business Management programs as well as the teamwork and dedication of our faculty and staff,” said William Durgin, SUNY Poly provost.  “This accreditation success reflects the strong academic and professional qualifications of our faculty and their ability to deliver superior degree programs.”

“The AACSB review team praised the positive impacts of the merger of the former SUNY Institute of Technology and CNSE, as well as the high proportion of business graduate students at SUNY Poly and substantial improvement on program assurance of learning processes,” said Dr. Robert Yeh, Dean of SUNY Poly’s College of Health Sciences & Management. “The report also confirms that the new leadership structure will enable continued growth of our Business Management programs.  I extend my thanks to Dr. Kaloyeros, Dr. Geer and Dr. Durgin, as well as our faculty members, for their support.”

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Every five years, AACSB requires accredited institutions to undergo a review to maintain their accreditation. Its accreditation marks the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Less than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. AACSB has been developing accreditation standards since 1919.




SUNY Polytechnic Institute.SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and degrees in technology, professional studies, and the arts and sciences at its Utica/Rome campus. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $20 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 3,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. The Utica/Rome campus offers a unique high-tech learning environment, providing academic programs in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, with degrees and course offerings in natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, CNSE’s Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) on its Utica campus and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information and


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