Business school at Towson State fully accredited

April 23, 1992|By Ellen James Martin | Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer

An article in the Business section of yesterday's editions of The Sun omitted the University of Baltimore's Robert G. Merrick School of Business from a list of business schools in Maryland that are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Towson State University's undergraduate School of Business and Economics has become fully accredited and, as a result, should achieve a 4 percent to 7 percent enrollment increase during the next academic year, the school's dean said yesterday.

Dean Sam Barone said the school's accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business should make it more attractive to prospective students, especially those headed for graduate business administration programs.


It is easier to enter a good graduate business school if a student comes from a fully accredited undergraduate program, he noted.

"I think we'll see an uptick," Mr. Barone said.

He said two other college business programs in Maryland have been accredited by the group: those at the University of Maryland at College Park and Loyola College in Baltimore.

Enrollment in the Towson State school has held steady in recent years at about 3,000 full- and part-time students, Mr. Barone said. Student interest in business specialties such as finance dropped off in the wake of the Wall Street crash of 1987, insider-trading scandals and problems among banks, he said. But other specialties, such as marketing and management, have gained enrollment in recent years.

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