An AACSB International member institution offering undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in business may voluntarily apply for AACSB Business Accreditation. The AACSB Accreditation Process includes rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review elements. The process begins with the submission and approval of an
Eligibility Application. Once a school’s Eligibility Application has been approved, it will enter the
PreAccreditation phase. If a school is able to meet all of AACSB’s Accreditation Standards and completes the PreAccreditation requirements, it will be recommended for
Initial Accreditation. All AACSB-accredited institutions must enter the
Continuous Improvement Review process every five years.
Business Accreditation Standards
An online, detailed outline of each business accreditation standard. Full PDF version also available.
Business Accreditation Eligibility Application
An outline of the Eligibility Application Process and its required documents.
An outline of the PreAccreditation Process and its required documents.
Initial Business 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.
Promoting Accreditation to Students and Others
Resources designed to help promote the achievement of AACSB Accreditation to your stakeholders (e.g., accreditation seals, press releases, Web elements, etc.).
White papers, policies and procedures, glossary of accreditation terms, and useful links for schools seeking business and/or accounting accreditation.
AACSB Accreditation staff contacts.