School of Business Earns Accreditations

The School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International. Additionally, the Accounting Program also maintained specialized AACSB Accreditation.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.  

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.

Today, there are 633 business schools in 40 countries that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 177 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources and interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

“It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.”  

To learn more about AACSB International Accreditation, visit the AACSB International website at