The AACSB: A valuable tool for the language educator

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The American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an accrediting agency, may be an overlooked tool for establishing rationale and credibility for globalization of business courses. The 245 member institutions are bound by the agency's accrediting requirements, and many others are influenced by the standards set in those requirements. The organization also offers awards and fellowships to students, professors, and institutions, holds an annual meeting and a number of seminars, has established ongoing programs for the benefit of the profession, and produces a variety of publications including monographs, case studies, and a newsletter. The AACSB presents substantial resources for language educators to use in both justifying and carrying out the internationalization of the language curriculum. (MSE)