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VSU's accounting program receives prestigious accreditation

VSU's accounting program receives prestigious accreditation
VSU's accounting program receives prestigious accreditation
Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 13:45:29-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Valdosta State University's accounting program has received it's initial Advance Collegiate School Business Accreditation.

VSU's accounting program has has been trying to obtain this particular accreditation for the last two years.

According to department head Ron Strunda, ACSB is considered to be the most prestigious accreditation for the business sector all around the world.

Strunda says, that less than two percent of all accounting programs in the world have this accreditation.

"If you're familiar with a full audit by the IRS that's what I would compare it to, so it's a series of meeting standards, assessing standards, assessing the faculty, assessing the students, assessing the administration here in the college of business and specifically the department of accounting," said Strunda. 

This new accreditation will add more credibility to student degrees as well as appeal to employers who are in search of accountants.