SRU business programs recognized by Colleges of Distinction for fifth straight year



For the fifth straight year, Slippery Rock University has earned a Field of Study badge for its business programs from Colleges of Distinction.

July 19, 2021

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University has received a national endorsement for its business programs by earning a 2021-22 Field of Study badge from the Colleges of Distinction. College of Distinction, which is an online guide for college-bound students, honored SRU's business programs for a fifth straight year.

Already honored as a 2021-22 College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education, SRU has received specialized recognition from COD for its business programs. According to COD, the Field of Study badge for business indicates that SRU's programs "keep their future leaders adaptable as they grow alongside their industry," because "globalization and the intricacies of modern business operations require effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies."

College of Distintion Badge

"We complete a thorough review of the programs in question before giving the awards," said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. "We're looking for such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services and successful outcomes for students. It's wonderful to see how SRU really exemplifies these qualities."

SRU's College of Business consists of eight academic departments, more than 80 faculty members and more than 2,000 students across 16 degree programs.

"National recognition like this validates our student-centric focus and innovative approach to business education," said Lawrence Shao, dean of the College of Business. "We continuously strive to raise the high-quality standards for our programs, and I thank our faculty and staff for their commitment to excellence which make accolades from Colleges of Distinction possible."

Earlier this year, SRU earned badges from COD for being named a 2021-22 national, public and Pennsylvania college of distinction.

For more information about the awards, visit the  Colleges of Distinction website.

To learn more about SRU's College of Business visit the college's webpage.

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