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What Exactly Does Accreditation Do?



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Jason Fertig can’t quite pin down the benefits of business-school accreditation, given recent evidence that business-school graduates 1) don’t develop critical-thinking skills, 2) don’t write very well, and 3) have to sit through classes lacking in intellectual rigor. Writing on the Pope Center site, Fertig also observes that the big accreditor (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) itself admits that accreditation doesn’t really assure anything.



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