Accounting professionals from throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan will attend a celebratory dinner recognizing the recent departmental accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business of the Accounting Department in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation.
The event will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Inverness Club in Toledo.
The Accounting Department received notification of the accreditation in March, following an on-site review of the program by the association accreditation team earlier this year. It was the first attempt by the Accounting Department to obtain the distinctive accreditation.
“This is a voluntary accreditation obtained by only 1.3 percent (183 institutions) of accounting programs in business schools around the world,” said Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, professor and chair of accounting, “and it would not have happened without the extensive and generous support the Accounting Department has received from accounting professionals in the regional business community. Their continuing involvement with our students and graduates through mentoring, internships, jobs and financial support significantly contributes to our program’s success, so we wanted to thank the individuals and companies in the accounting profession for their mutually beneficial relationships with the college.”
He added, “The expertise of these accounting professionals creates a high standard of performance that both informs and inspires our students, which further ensures employers in this region and across the country that our accounting department graduates are ready to perform on day one of their jobs.”
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is composed of educational institutions, businesses and other organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education, and is the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide.