AACSB announces that 51 business schools have extended their global accreditation in business and/or accounting

Tampa: AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that 38 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, one has extended its accreditation in accounting, and 12 have extended their accreditation in both business and accounting.
For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education and has been earned by only 5 percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher. Today, 874 institutions across 56 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation, while 190 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, curriculum 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 multiyear 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 a supplemental 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 accounting:

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation

Auburn University at Montgomery (United States)

California State Polytechnic University Pomona (United States)

Clark Atlanta University (United States)

Drexel University (United States)

East Carolina University (United States)

ESSCA (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers) (France)

Francis Marion University (United States)

IESE Business School (Spain)

Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)

Indiana University Northwest (United States)

Keio University (Japan)

Kutztown University (United States)

Meredith College (United States)

Morehead State University (United States)

Naval Postgraduate School (United States)

New York Institute of Technology (United States)

Newcastle University (United Kingdom)

Northern Arizona University (United States)

Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Samford University (United States)

San Francisco State University (United States)

Savannah State University (United States)

Simmons University (United States)

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)

Temple University (United States)

Tuskegee University (United States)

University of California, Davis (United States)

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (United States)

University of Houston-Victoria (United States)

University of Montevallo (United States)

University of North Carolina Wilmington (United States)

University of Northern Iowa (United States)

University of South Carolina Aiken (United States)

Western New England University (United States)

Willamette University (United States)

Winthrop University (United States)

Woodbury University (United States)

School Extending Its Accounting Accreditation

West Virginia University (United States)

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation

Ball State University (United States)

Baruch College-The City University of New York (United States)

Clemson University (United States)

Creighton University (United States)

Georgia State University (United States)

North Carolina State University (United States)

Seton Hall University (United States)

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (United States)

University of Denver (United States)

University of Montana (United States)

University of Oklahoma (United States)

University of Toledo (United States)