Fifty-Two Business Schools Extend Their AACSB Accreditation in Business or Accounting

Tampa, FL, USA—AACSB International announced today that 52 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 more than 719 business schools in 48 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 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 multiple years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to align with 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

Baruch College-The City University of New York
(United States)
Bellarmine University
(United States)
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(United States)
California State University, Bakersfield
(United States)
California State University, Northridge
(United States)
City University of Hong Kong
(China)
Clarkson University
(United States)
Columbia University
(United States)
Concordia University
(United States)
Cornell University,
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
(United States)
Cornell University,
School of Hotel Administration
(United States)
EMLYON Business School
(France)
Ewha Womans University
(South Korea)
Grenoble Ecole de Management
(France)
IAE Business School
(Argentina)
Indiana University Northwest
(United States)
Iowa State University
(United States)
Ithaca College
(United States)
Kennesaw State University
(United States)
Korea University
(South Korea)
McNeese State University
(United States)
Midwestern State University
(United States)
Qatar University
(Qatar)
Quinnipiac University
(United States)
Saint Joseph's University
(United States)

Seattle Pacific University
(United States)
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(United States)
Southern Arkansas University
(United States)
Stanford University
(United States)
Suffolk University
(United States)
Texas A&M University-Commerce
(United States)
The George Washington University
(United States)
The University of Auckland
(New Zealand)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(United States)
The University of Sydney
(Australia)
Trinity University
(United States)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
(United States)
Université Laval
(Canada)
University of Alaska Anchorage
(United States)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
(United States)
University of Central Missouri
(United States)
University of Minnesota Duluth
(United States)
University of New Hampshire
(United States)
University of South Carolina
(United States)
University of Southern California
(United States)
University of St. Gallen
(Switzerland)
Virginia Military Institute
(United States)
Virginia Tech
(United States)
Xavier University
(United States)
Youngstown State University
(United States)

Schools Extending their Accounting Accreditation

Baruch College-The City University of New York
(United States)
College of Charleston
(United States)
Howard University
(United States)
Iowa State University
(United States)
Kennesaw State University
(United States)
Saint Joseph's University
(United States)

Suffolk University
(United States)
The University of Sydney
(Australia)              
University of Alaska Fairbanks
(United States)
University of Central Missouri
(United States)
University of South Carolina
(United States)
Virginia Tech
(United States)

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