Academic Institutions Across Forty Countries Now Maintain AACSB International Accreditation
Tampa, Fla., USA (August 2, 2011)—AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that thirteen institutions of higher learning, from eleven countries have earned accreditation in business. Additionally, six institutions have maintained their accreditation in business, and
one has maintained its accreditation in accounting.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer
undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand),
Copenhagen Business School (Denmark),
Euromed Management (France),
Kozminski University (Poland),
Pforzheim University (Germany),
Ryerson University (Canada),
Sabanci University (Turkey),
State University of New York College at Oneonta (United States),
The University of Adelaide (Australia),
Universidad del Pacífico (Perú),
University of California, San Diego (United States),
University of Groningen (The Netherlands),
and University of Western Australia (Australia) earned AACSB Accreditation in business.
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
633 business schools in 40 countries
that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 177 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their
“AACSB commends the faculty, deans, directors, and administrative staffs of each institution for their exemplary work in helping their schools earn or maintain the highest honor in business school accreditation” said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. “We are pleased to welcome the newly accredited schools, and send our congratulations to those that have maintained their 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 the AACSB Accreditation standards which require a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses.
To realize accounting accreditation, an institution must first earn or maintain 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 15 standards that are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.
“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn or maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculties and staffs must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to students.”
In addition, as ratified by the Board of Directors of AACSB International, the following schools maintain their accreditation in business and/or accounting:
Schools Maintaining Business Accreditation
Clayton State University (United States)
Eastern Illinois University (United States)
Miami University—Ohio (United States)
Sam Houston State University (United States)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (United States)
Truman State University (United States)
Schools Maintaining Accounting Accreditation
College of William and Mary (United States)
About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,200 educational
institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through
accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accrediting body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s, and
doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the
world. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia headquarters is located in Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.aacsb.edu.