Sorrell College remains among world’s elite business and accounting schools

John Robert Lewis Hall which holds Sorrell College of Business

Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business’s elite status has been reaffirmed by the highly competitive specialized business accreditation agency AACSB.

Accreditation for both the Sorrell College and its William H. Carr School of Accountancy was validated by the organization’s board of directors in its July 2 meeting.

Dr. Judson Edwards
Sorrell College Dean Dr. Judson Edwards

“The reaffirmation of business and supplemental accounting accreditation by AACSB validates both the high-quality of our academic programming, inside and outside the classroom, and steadfast commitment to continuous improvement in advancing the mission and impact of the Sorrell College,” said Dean Dr. Judson Edwards.

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-servicing global accrediting body for business schools and is recognized as the “gold standard” of specialized business school accreditation. Its accreditation places the Sorrell business programs among 1,026 colleges in 65 countries and territories worldwide and places the accountancy program in the elite category as just one of 194 to be recognized with accreditation. Less than 200 colleges of business worldwide hold both accreditations.

“I could not be prouder of the excellent work that our faculty, staff, and administration do each and every day to educate, mentor, and prepare our students for successful business careers and rewarding lives,” Edwards said. “I also greatly appreciate all the support we receive from our central administration, advisory boards, and alumni who are dedicated to the success of the Sorrell College.”

“AACSB congratulates Troy University on achieving AACSB accreditation,” said Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president and global chief accreditation officer at AACSB. “The commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of each school’s dedication—not only to its students, alumni network, and greater business community—but to society as a whole.”

The Sorrell College first earned AACSB accreditation in Fall 2018, followed by Accountancy’s accreditation in 2019.

“This reaffirmation keeps the Sorrell College in the elite company of business schools worldwide who hold dual AACSB accreditation. There is no better way to demonstrate our commitment to increasing the value of a Troy University business degree,” Edwards said.