AACSB-Accredited Jesuit Institutions Globalize Partnership

Jesuit Business Schools Expand Partnership to Facilitate Graduation for Students Who Relocate Overseas
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AACSB-Accredited Jesuit Institutions Globalize Partnership
Thursday, June 06, 2013


Twenty-two U.S.-based Jesuit colleges and universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) have expanded their agreement that allows graduate business students to complete their program requirements at another institution. The new Globalized Articulation Agreement includes five AACSB-accredited Jesuit schools outside of the U.S. from Spain, Korea, Taiwan, and Peru. The three U.S. Catholic (non-Jesuit) universities already participating in the agreement will continue in the program.   

The program provides significant benefit for students who need to relocate for work or other purposes before they have completed their degree. It allows a student who has completed a significant portion of a program to either finish degree requirements at another participating university or transfer credits to an alternate college or university within the network. Traditionally, schools only accept a few credits from other institutions to count toward program requirements.

“The Articulation Agreement has been very beneficial for our students in the U.S. and illustrates the power of the Jesuit network,” said Joseph A. DiAngelo, current chairman of AACSB and dean of the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University. “Extending the agreement globally is a sign of the times and illustrates the global orientation of our business programs.”

In order to take advantage of the Articulation Agreement, a student must be in good academic standing with the original institution, apply to a network-related institution that is at least 50 miles from the original institution, and be admissible to the new institution. To date, over 600 students have completed their graduate degrees through this agreement.

The current U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities in the partnership are: Boston College, Fordham University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, University of Scranton, John Carroll University, Marquette University, Xavier University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Detroit Mercy, Loyola University Maryland, Canisius College, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, Creighton University, Rockhurst University, Le Moyne College, Fairfield University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, and University of San Francisco. The three Catholic (non-Jesuit) universities participating in the agreement are the University of Dayton, University of Portland, and University of San Diego. The international schools being added to the network are Sogang University (South Korea), Universidad Del Pacifico (Peru), Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas [ESADE] (Spain), Institut Qu?mic de Sarrià [IQS] (Spain), and Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan). 

For more information, please contact Barbara Hauke of Seattle University at haukeb@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-5732.

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