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February 1, 2008

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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler College of Business and Technology Programs Approved by AASCB

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The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Business Administration programs have maintained their accreditation after a periodic peer review by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Dr. Jim Tarter, UT Tyler College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

The college achieved accreditation for six additional years through positive peer reviews conducted by AACSB International, which is the national accrediting organization for business and management programs.

Accreditation means that the programs meet or exceed high quality and continuous improvement standards for achieving its mission in such areas as curriculum, faculty, intellectual climbs, admissions criteria, graduation requirements, library and technological and fiscal resources.

“This is a real mark of distinction for UT Tyler, its students, faculty and stakeholders,” said Tarter. “The bar for being excellent and being reaffirmed by AACSB International for its business program accreditation is even higher than in 1998 when we were first recognized. The emphasis on faculty credentials and the assurance of learning results are among the toughest in academia. Our faculty have done a super job.”

According to the AACSB peer view team report, the college was commended for its various strengths, including its commitment to business ethics, dedicated faculty members and unique study hall requirement for targeted students which improved retention rates.

The next review occurs during the 2012-2013 academic year.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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