UNK Business Division maintains AACSB accreditation


KEARNEY – The Business Division at the University of Nebraska-Kearney has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Tim Burkink
Tim Burkink

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

The review was conducted by a peer review team made up of three business deans from accredited programs. The team thoroughly examined extensive written documentation and conducted a three-day campus visit, when they met with faculty, staff, employers and students.

“The team commended the business programs for a demonstrated commitment to students, including offering experiential learning opportunities, an effective strategic planning process, and impactful research and service,” said Tim Burkink, dean of the College of Business and Technology.

“Maintenance of AACSB International accreditation is external validation that the UNK business programs are among the best.”


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 755 business schools in 51 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.


Source: Tim Burkink, Dean College of Business & Technology, 308.865.8342, burkinktj@unk.edu