Introduction and Eligibility
Introduction to AACSB Accreditation
Eligibility Procedures for AACSB Accreditation
Includes general procedures and interpretations.
Scope of Accreditation
Includes identification of the institution and the process that defines the accreditation scope.
Strategic Management Standards
A school articulates its mission and action items as a guide to its view of the future, planned evolution, infrastructure, and use of resources. The AACSB Accreditation review process is
linked to a school’s mission. The strategic management standards verify that a school focuses its resources and efforts toward a defined mission as embodied in a mission statement.
AACSB Business Accreditation Standards 1–5 are related to the strategic management of a school.
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A direct link exists between a school’s mission, the characteristics of students served by the educational programs, the composition and qualifications of the faculty members providing the
programs, and the overall quality of the school. Therefore, these standards focus on maintaining a mix of both student and faculty participants that achieve high quality in the activities that
support the school’s mission.
AACSB Business Accreditation Standards 6–14 are related to participants (e.g., students and faculty).
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Assurance of Learning Standards
Student learning is the central activity of higher education. Definition of learning expectations and assurance that graduates achieve learning expectations are key features
of any academic program. The learning expectations derive from a balance of internal and external contributions to the definition of educational goals. Members of the business community,
students, and faculty members each contribute valuable perspectives on the needs of graduates. Learning goals should be set and revised at a level that encourages continuous improvement in
AACSB Business Accreditation Standards 15–21 are related to assurance of learning.
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