Champions for Global Excellence in Business Education

MBA Blog / 23rd April 2018

 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announces today that 52 business schools have extended their accreditation in business and 13 have extended their accreditation in business and accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

For over a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. Today, 810 institutions across 53 countries and territories have earned AACSB Accreditation. Further, 186 institutions hold supplemental AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

To achieve accounting accreditation, an institution must first earn AACSB Business Accreditation. Then, in addition to developing and implementing a mission-driven plan to satisfy the business accreditation quality standards, accounting accreditation requires the satisfaction of an additional set of standards specific to the discipline and profession of accounting. Once accreditation is achieved, each institution participates in a five-year continuous improvement peer-review to maintain high quality and extend its accreditation.

As ratified by the AACSB International Board of Directors, the following schools have extended their accreditation in business or business and accounting:

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation 
Adelphi University (United States

Alfred University (United States
Appalachian State University (United States
Boise State University (United States
Brandeis University (United States
Brock University (Canada
California State University, Stanislaus (United States
Chonnam National University (South Korea
Dartmouth College (United States
Delaware State University (United States
Duke University (United States
Duquesne University (United States
Eastern Washington University (United States
Florida Atlantic University (United States
Georgia Southern University (United States
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia
Lancaster University (United Kingdom
Louisiana State University in Shreveport (United States
Loyola Marymount University (United States
Marshall University (United States
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (United States
Minnesota State University, Mankato (United States
Montana State University (United States
Murray State University (United States
NIDA Business School (Thailand
Pacific Lutheran University (United States
Providence College (United States
Purdue University (United States
Renmin University of China (China) 
Shenandoah University (United States
St. Mary’s University (United States
State University of New York College at Brockport (United States
State University of New York College at Oneonta (United States
Texas Southern University (United States
The University of Michigan (United States
The University of Mississippi (United States
The University of Texas at Tyler (United States
Trinity University (United States
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (United States
University of California, Irvine (United States
University of Illinois at Chicago (United States
University of Louisville (United States
University of North Florida (United States
University of Otago (New Zealand
University of Ottawa (Canada
University of South FloridaSarasotaManatee (United States
University of West Florida (United States
University of WisconsinLa Crosse (United States
West Texas A&M University (United States
Western Washington University (United States
Widener University (United States)

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation  
Florida International University (United States
Florida State University (United States
Missouri State University (United States
San Diego State University (United States
Tennessee Technological University (United States
The University of Alabama (United States
The University of Arizona (United States
The University of Georgia (United States
University of Central Florida (United States
University of Richmond (United States
University of South Florida (United States
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States
Western Kentucky University (United States)

For more detailed information about AACSB Accreditation, please visit aacsb.edu/accreditation.

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