The Initial Accreditation Process is a rigorous review that involves peers from business schools, experienced committees, and AACSB staff. The Initial Accreditation Process follows the successful completion and approval of the Eligibility Application. Initial Accreditation includes a thorough review of the information submitted with the Eligibility Application, a mentor visit, the development/approval of an Initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER), subsequent updates to the iSER, submission of the Final Self Evaluation Report, and Peer Review Team Visit. Once a school achieves Initial Accreditation, it will be placed in a five-year Continuous Improvement Review cycle.
All of the above documents should be saved, completed, and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact your AACSB Accreditation Staff Liaison for application submission deadlines. You can locate your AACSB Accreditation Staff Liaison via the Organizational Information in the AACSB Exchange.