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Sy Syms School of Business Awarded Prestigious Accreditation

Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business has earned accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 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.

“AACSB congratulates Yeshiva University and Dean Moses Pava on earning accreditation and we welcome them into the family of AACSB-accredited business schools,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “AACSB accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. Dean Pava and the faculty, directors and staff of Yeshiva University are to be commended for their role in earning accreditation.”

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 672 business schools in 44 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 178 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation and adjustment, and can take several years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet the AACSB Accreditation Standards, which require a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses. Also required by the AACSB standards, all accredited schools must go through a peer review process every five years in order to maintain their accreditation.

Established in 1987 through the support of entrepreneur Sy Syms to add a new dimension in undergraduate education at Yeshiva University, the Sy Syms School of Business provides a comprehensive education in business fundamentals and practice with concentrations in accounting (both CPA track and non-CPA track), finance, management, decision sciences and marketing. The school awards degrees in Bachelor of Science, MS in accounting and an Executive MBA degree, and offers a Business Honors and Entrepreneurial Leadership program meant to enhance the educational experience of its high-achieving students.

“The faculty, staff and administration of Sy Syms are dedicated to creating and sustaining a unique learning environment for our students,” said Dr. Moses Pava, dean of YU’s Sy Syms School of Business. “Earning AACSB Accreditation represents an important milestone and an acknowledgment of the hard work, dedication and teamwork of faculty, students, alumni, employers and all of our supporters. We view this accomplishment as an important step in strengthening and growing Yeshiva University and its compelling mission.”