Peer Review Teams

Peer-Review Teams are comprised of volunteer deans and business school administrators from AACSB-accredited business schools. These teams conduct accreditation review visits and communicate with committees regarding the process of an institution in process. The documents below serve as guides and templates for peer review volunteers.


General Resources

> PreAccreditation Handbook

> Initial Accreditation Handbook

> Accounting Accreditation Handbook

> Continuous Improvement Review Handbook—Business

> Continuous Improvement Review Handbook—Business and Accounting

> Volunteer Training

> Accreditation Policies


The below documents are for reviews under the 2013 Standards. For documentation for reviews under the 2003 Standards, please click here.

Pre-Visit Resources 2013 Standards

> Pre-Visit Letter and Standard-by-Standard Analysis Template (Business and Accounting)


Initial Accreditation Reviews under the 2013 Standards

> Peer Review Team Instruction Memo—Business

> Peer Review Team Instruction Memo—Accounting

> Sample Visit Schedule (Business and Accounting)

> Initial Team Report Template—Business

> Initial Team Report Template—Accounting


Deferral of Accreditation Reviews under the 2013 Standards

> Instructions for a Deferral Visit and Report—Business and Accounting


Continuous Improvement Review 1 (Formerly known as 5th Year Maintenance Review) Sample Visit Schedule—Business Only

> Sample Visit Schedule—Business Only

> Sample Visit Schedule—Business and Accounting

> Continuous Improvement Review Team Report Template—Business

> Continuous Improvement Review Team Report Template—Accounting


Continuous Improvement Review 2 (Formerly known as Sixth-Year Maintenance of Accreditation Review)

> Continuous Improvement Review 2 Team Report Template—Business

> Continuous Improvement Review 2 Team Report Template—Accounting


Focused Reviews (Formerly known as CR1 and CR2)

> Focused Review Year 1 Team Report Template—Business

> Focused Review Year 1 Team Report Template—Accounting

> Focused Review Year 2 Team Report Template—Business

> Focused Review Year 2 Team Report Template—Accounting