Confirmed Excellence, Peer-Reviewed Accountability

MBA Blog / 21st April 2017

AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that 78 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, business and accounting, or accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. Today, there are 786 business schools in 53 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Further, 186 institutions hold additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“AACSB commends each institution for their exemplary work in holding the highest honor in business school accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “During this peer-review process schools must demonstrate alignment with AACSB’s global accreditation standards, as well as how they encourage engagement, innovation, and impact across the communities they serve.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer review. During this multi-year continuous improvement review process, 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.

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

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation

Aalto University (Finland)
California State University, Los Angeles (United States)
College of William and Mary (United States)
Concordia University (Canada)
Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
Cranfield University (United Kingdom)
Elizabeth City State University (United States)
ESMT European School of Management and Technology (Germany)
ESSEC Business School (France)
Fairfield University (United States)
Fayetteville State University (United States)
Fort Lewis College (United States)
Harvard University (United States)
Henley Business School (United Kingdom)
Indiana University Southeast (United States)
Jackson State University (United States)
Lehigh University (United States)
Long Island University-Post Campus (United States)
Louisiana Tech University (United States)
Maastricht University (the Netherlands)
Marist College (United States)
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
Mississippi State University (United States)
National Cheng Kung University (Chinese Taipei)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Niagara University (United States)
North Dakota State University (United States)
Northwestern University (United States)
Pforzheim University (Germany)
Roger Williams University (United States)
Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College (United States)
Ryerson University (Canada)
Sacred Heart University (United States)
Saint Louis University (United States)
School of Economics and Management,Tsinghua University (China)
Sejong University (South Korea)
Siena College (United States)
Sonoma State University (United States)
Southern Methodist University (United States)
St. Bonaventure University (United States)
State University of New York at Geneseo (United States)
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (United States)
T. A. Pai Management Institute (India)
TELECOM School of Management (France)
Texas A&M International University (United States)
The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
The University of New Mexico (United States)
The University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (United States)
Tilburg University (the Netherlands)
School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (China)
University at Albany, State University of New York (United States)
University of Calgary (Canada)
University of California, Berkeley (United States)
University of Colorado Denver (United States)
University of Hartford (United States)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (United States)
University of North Georgia (United States)
University of San Francisco (United States)
University of Vermont (United States)
University of Wisconsin-River Falls (United States)
Valdosta State University (United States)
West Chester University (United States)

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation

Auburn University (United States)
Belmont University (United States)
Brigham Young University (United States)
Indiana University, Bloomington/Indianapolis (United States)
Rider University (United States)
The University of Texas at Dallas (United States)
The University of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
University of Arkansas (United States)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville (United States)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Villanova University (United States)
Wake Forest University (United States)

Schools Extending Their Accounting Accreditation

Boise State University (United States)
Marshall University (United States)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)

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