Eighty-Five Business Schools Extend their AACSB Accreditation in Business or Accounting

Tampa, FL, USA (April 1, 2014)—AACSB International announced today that 85 business schools have extended their accreditation in business and/or accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. Today, there are 694 business schools in 45 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 181 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“AACSB commends each institution for their exemplary work in holding the highest honor in business school accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment and can take several years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet AACSB's Accreditation standards, which require a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming, and active engagement with industry. In addition, as required by the AACSB Standards, all accredited schools must go through a continuous improvement peer review process every five years in order to retain their accreditation.

To realize accounting accreditation, an institution must first earn AACSB business accreditation. Then, in addition to developing and implementing a mission-driven plan to satisfy the business accreditation quality standards, accounting accreditation requires the satisfaction of an additional set of standards that are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.

As ratified by the Board of Directors of AACSB International, the following schools have extended their accreditation in business and/or accounting:


Schools Extending their Business Accreditation

Abilene Christian University (United States) Saint Mary's University (Canada)
Adelphi University (United States) Simmons College (United States)
Alfred University (United States) St. John's University (United States)
American University of Beirut (Lebanon) State University of New York College at Brockport (United States)
Arizona State University (United States) Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)
Auburn University at Montgomery (United States) Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Butler University (United States) Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (United States)
California State University, Fresno (United States) Texas Tech University (United States)
California State University, Fullerton (United States) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)
California State University, Long Beach (United States) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (China)
California State University, San Bernardino (United States) The Ohio State University (United States)
Chapman University (United States) The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
Claremont Graduate University (United States) The University of Iowa (United States)
Clarion University of Pennsylvania (United States) The University of North Carolina at Asheville (United States)
Colorado State University-Pueblo (United States) Toulouse Business School - Groupe ESC Toulouse (France)
Columbus State University (United States) Tulane University (United States)
Durham University (United Kingdom) United Arab Emirates University (UAE)
EDHEC Business School, Lille and Nice (France) University of Arkansas at Little Rock (United States)
Elon University (United States) University of Dayton (United States)
Florida Atlantic University (United States) University of Detroit Mercy (United States)
Florida State University (United States) University of Dubai (UAE)
Fordham University (United States) University of Florida (United States)
Georgetown University (United States) University of Houston-Downtown (United States)
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Howard University (United States) University of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
IMD (Switzerland) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(KAIST) (South Korea)
University of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Le Moyne College (United States) University of Notre Dame (United States)
Loyola Marymount University (United States) University of Rochester (United States)
Manhattan College (United States) University of San Diego (United States)
Morehead State University (United States) University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (United States)
New York University (United States) University of Southern Indiana (United States)
Northeastern University (United States) University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Northern Arizona University (United States) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (United States)
Northern Illinois University (United States) University of Virginia-Darden (United States)
Ohio University (United States) University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (United States)
Oklahoma State University (United States) Vlerick Business School (Belgium)
Pittsburg State University (United States) Washington State University (United States)
Robert Morris University (United States) Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick (United States) Yonsei University (South Korea)

Schools Extending their Accounting Accreditation

Arizona State University (United States) The University of Iowa (United States)
Auburn University Montgomery (United States) Truman State University (United States)
Bowling Green State University (United States) United Arab Emirates University (UAE)
California State University, Fullerton (United States) University of Dayton (United States)
Florida State University (United States) University of Florida (United States)
Northern Illinois University (United States) University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Ohio University (United States) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Oklahoma State University (United States) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
St. John's University (United States) University of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (United States) University of Notre Dame (United States)
Texas Christian University (United States) University of San Diego (United States)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China) University of Southern Indiana (United States)
The George Washington University (United States) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (United States)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (China) Washington State University (United States)
The Ohio State University (United States)

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