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

Tampa, FL, USA—AACSB International announced today that 86 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 727 business schools in 49 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. “During this peer-review process, schools must show alignment with 15 global accreditation standards while demonstrating how they achieve success within each of the three pillars on which AACSB accreditation rests—engagement, innovation, and impact.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, and peer review. During the multi-year process the school focuses on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s Accreditation standards. These standards are divided into four areas: strategic management and innovation; participants (students, faculty, and staff); learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

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

Arkansas Tech University (USA)
Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)
Audencia Nantes School of Management (France)
Ball State University (USA)
Bentley University (USA)
Bowling Green State University (USA)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA)
Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Central Michigan University (USA)
City University (United Kingdom)
Clemson University (USA)
Christopher Newport University (USA)
College of Charleston (USA)
East Carolina University (USA)
Eastern Illinois University (USA)
Eastern Michigan University (USA)
Eastern Washington University (USA)
Francis Marion University (USA)
Fu Jen Catholic University (Chinese Taipei)
Fudan University (China)
George Mason University (USA)
Georgia Southwestern State University (USA)
Georgia State University (USA)
Hanyang University (South Korea)
IESE Business School (Spain)
Indiana State University (USA)
Indiana University South Bend (USA)
Jacksonville University (USA)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Keio University (Japan)
La Salle University (USA)
Meredith University (USA)
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA)
Minnesota State University Moorhead (USA)
Monmouth University (USA)
Montclair State University (USA)
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
National Sun Yat-sen University (Chinese Taipei)
Naval Postgraduate School (USA)
Nicholls State University (USA)
North Carolina State University (USA)
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (USA)
Oregon State University (USA)
Samford University (USA)
Savannah State University (USA)
Seton Hall University (USA)
South Carolina State University (USA)
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (USA)
Temple University (USA)
The Citadel (USA)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)
The Open University (United Kingdom)
The University of Hong Kong (China)
The University of Montana (USA)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)
Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Universitaet Mannheim (Germany)
Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
University of Baltimore (USA)
University of California, Davis (USA)
University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (USA)
University of Houston-Clear Lake (USA)
University of Houston-Victoria (USA)
University of Idaho (USA)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
University of Manitoba (Canada)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA)
University of Missouri-St. Louis (USA)
University of Montevallo (USA)
University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA)
University of Northern Iowa (USA)
University of Oklahoma (USA)
University of South Carolina Aiken (USA)
University of South Carolina Upstate (USA)
University of South Dakota (USA)
University of the Pacific (USA)
University of Utah (USA)
Valparaiso University (USA)
Washington University in St. Louis (USA)
West Virginia University (USA)
Western Illinois University (USA)
Western Washington University (USA)
Willamette University (USA)
Winthrop University (USA)

Schools Extending their Accounting Accreditation

Ball State University (USA)
Bentley University (USA)
Central Michigan University (USA)
Clemson University (USA)
George Mason University (USA)
Georgia State University (USA)
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Nicholls State University (USA)
North Carolina State University (USA)
Seton Hall University (USA)
The University of Hong Kong (China)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)
University of Houston-Clear Lake (USA)
University of Idaho (USA)
University of Missouri-St. Louis (USA)
University of Oklahoma (USA)
University of Utah (USA)
West Virginia University (USA)
Western Illinois University (USA)

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