The School of Management embraces the principles of this accrediting agency and is actively working towards achieving overall high quality in support of our intent to achieve this prestigious accreditation. In that spirit the School of Management and NYIT has formally entered the AACSB accreditation process, Towards monitoring the school's progress towards this accreditation attainment, the School of Management periodically utilizes consultants to evaluate its progress. Recent consultant reports commend the school's:
Strength of the current faculty with respect to teaching;
Excellent understanding of AACSB accreditation and work that has already been completed in the AACSB processes;
Focus of mission as can be seen in the TEMPOS model and Triple Platforms;
Strong connections between faculty and students;
Global outreach as well as locations in Manhattan and Long Island;
Current faculty scholarship; and
Impressive outcomes assessment process that has been put in place to measure both direct and indirect outcomes; model syllabi process that has resulted in integrated goals across course, major and program.
In addition, a recent consultant report (Summer 2011) indicates that "The School of Management is much further advanced in its work toward meeting the standards than most other schools at this stage of development", "Draft accreditation plans and self-studies have already been written", and that "The administration of the SOM has a solid understanding of what needs to be done to achieve accreditation".
In addition, curriculum reviews from consultants indicate that:
"The MBA program is well designed and academically sound;"
"The MBA, In terns of mission, structure, content, and implementation is: contemporaneous, aligned with best practices from other universities, designed to produce quality learning outcomes subject to continuous improvement, and unique;"
The revised NYIT MBA program will be a quality program and very competitive in the New York City area, the region, and beyond", and "
Of particular importance to a global [MBA] program, this core material can be 'localized' by using projects and assignments that involve the issues that are unique to a local region, such as Canada, China, or the UAE. In my mind this is a key innovation in program design;" and
"The MBA program curriculum is well designed to provide students with a strong business background and the necessary skills to perform in a competitive business world. An important feature of the program is the contextualization effort made in the design of the program, to ensure its relevance to the region, and to distinguish it from many of the competitors."
Similar testimonials are available for other School of Management curricular programs, and highlight the distinctiveness and competitiveness of the school's portfolio of academic offerings.
ONGOING ACHIEVMENTS TOWARDS ATTAINING AACSB ACCREDITATION:
August 2011: Dean Jess Boronico invites consultant Dean Emeritus Gregory O. Bruce to visit the School of Management for the purpose of ascertaining the feasibility of AACSB accreditation. Dean Emeritus Bruce indicates, in his report, that "There is no doubt in my mind that NYIT will be eligible for accreditation and can achieve it within the next four years;"
February 2012: The School of Management/NYIT submits its formal application to the AACSB to formally enter the accreditation process;
April 2012: The AACSB accepts the School of Management/NYIT application, with no required revision, and enters the school into the formal accreditation process;
May 2012: The AACSB and Dean Jess Boronico converge on a choice for the school's AACSB mentor;
June 2012: Dr. Joyce Elam accepts the position of mentor to the School of Management. The mentor role includes the development of the accreditation plan, and timeline within which the school will coordinate activities to being the school into compliance with accreditation standards (in those cases where it is necessary), and also schedule its final audit and peer review team for the purpose of achieving AACSB accreditation;
August 2012: Dr. Elam visits with the School of Management on August 15 and 16 to initiate the creation of the AACSB accreditation plan;
December 2012: The School of Management submits its accreditation plan for review by the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee. This plan includes the final timeline specifying the date for the peer-review team visit to achieve initial AACSB accreditation of the School of Management.
February 2013: The AACSB accepts the School of Management Accreditation Plan and requests a summer implementation report as an update. The accreditation plan includes a timeline that calls for a peer-review team visit during 2014 for the purpose of the school achieving AACSB accreditation.
July 2013: the School of Management submits its required annual implementation plan to the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee for review, and requests an invitation to enter into the final self-study year preceding the peer review team visit for initial accreditation.
November 2013: The School of Management final summer report is accepted and a peer review team visit for achieiving initial AACSB initial accreditation is scheduled for 2014.
February 2014: Initial Accreditation Peer-Review Team and visit date finalized. The visit is scheduled for Novermber 9 - November 12, 2014.
November 2014: AACSB Peer-Review Team visit completed with a positive recommendation. This recommendation will be forwarded to the Initial Accreditation Committee for review.