Accounting Accreditation

Stock - AccountingAn AACSB International member institution offering undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) in accounting may voluntarily apply for AACSB Accounting Accreditation. To apply for accounting accreditation an institution must hold AACSB Business Accreditation or be simultaneously applying for both accreditations.

The Accounting Accreditation Process is similar to the Business Accreditation Process, except it focuses on a school’s accounting programs. It also includes a rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review process. The process begins with the submission of an Accounting Eligibility Application, followed by the PreAccreditation and Initial Accreditation phases. Institutions that earn AACSB Accounting Accreditation also must enter the Continuous Improvement Review process every five years. Currently, 180 member institutions hold AACSB Accreditation in accounting.


Eligibility Application
An outline of the Eligibility Application Process and its required documents.

PreAccreditation
An outline of the PreAccreditation Process and its required documents.

Initial Accreditation
An outline of the Initial Accreditation Process and its required documents.

Continuous Improvement Review (Formerly Maintenance of Accreditation)
An outline of the Continuous Improvement Review Process and its required documents.