Six institutions earn AACSB International Accreditation

Tampa: AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that Chongqing University, the College of Business at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the School of Management at Ming Chuan University, the State University of New York at Fredonia, Technische Universität München, and the University of Sharjah have earned accreditation in business.

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. Through today’s ratification, a total of 795 institutions across 53 countries and territories have earned AACSB Accreditation in business. Similarly, 186 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“AACSB’s accreditation standards are designed to help schools discover—and deliver on—their differentiated mission, so they can foster meaningful change through engagement, innovation, and impact,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We commend each for their exemplary work and thank them for their dedication to academic excellence.”

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.

“For over a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous to the highest standards of business education,” continued Reid. “From the start of the accreditation process, schools must demonstrate that they have the resources, credentials, and dedication needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education, while remaining committed to a continuous improvement review every five years.”