The AACSB Accreditation Standards were first adopted in 1919. Throughout the years, the standards have continued to be revised to ensure quality and continuous improvement in collegiate business education. In 2010, the AACSB Accreditation Standards were revised, as well as the surrounding processes and documentation requirements. The latest revision occurred in 2013 after more than two years of study and collaboration with the global management education community and employer organizations.
To become AACSB-accredited in business and/or accounting, an institution must satisfy the eligibility requirements and the accreditation standards included in the documents below.
> 2013 Business Standards
> Full PDF (2017 Update)
> 2013 Accounting Standards
> Full PDF (2016 Update)
> Full PDF with revisions shown (2016 Update)
On behalf of the Committee on Accreditation Policy (CAP), I am pleased to inform you about an update to AACSB accreditation standards.
The changes are based on feedback from peer review teams, accreditation committees, deans, accounting program administrators, and other representatives from the business education community. They reflect our commitment to continuous improvement in support of AACSB business and accounting accreditation. Two versions of the business and accounting accreditation standards are provided, the updated standards and a “track changes” version that shows the specific changes in the standards. I encourage you to review the updated standards. The changes are highlighted below.
The work of the Accounting Accreditation Task Force continues. The task force expects to release an exposure draft of the Accounting standards in September. Comments and feedback will be solicited at that time. A second exposure draft is planned for February 2018.
Your feedback, comments, and questions are welcomed. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Finally, we sincerely appreciate the outstanding support of the AACSB volunteer network. AACSB volunteers are the best in the world.