AACSB International Extends Global Business or Accounting Accreditation For More Than Sixty Schools, Across Eleven Countries

Tampa, Florida, USA—AACSB International announced today that 64 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, and 24 schools have extended their accreditation in 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 761 business schools in 52 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 183 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 demonstrate alignment with AACSB’s global accreditation standards, as well as how they encourage engagement, innovation, and impact across the communities they serve.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, and peer review. During this multi-year continuous improvement review process, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s Accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; 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

American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Berry College (United States)
Bilkent University (Turkey)
Central Washington University (United States)
Clayton State University (United States)
Creighton University (United States)
Drury University (United States)
Emory University (United States)
ESADE (Spain)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (United States)
Farmer School of Business, Miami University (United States)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Grambling State University (United States)
HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
Indiana University Kokomo (United States)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Lingnan University (China)
London Business School (United Kingdom)
Louisiana State University (United States)
Loyola University Maryland (United States)
Michigan State University (United States)
Middle Tennessee State University (United States)
Morgan State University (United States)
NEOMA Business School (France)
Northern Kentucky University (United States)
Prairie View A&M University (United States)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Sam Houston State University (United States)
San Francisco State University (United States)
San José State University (United States)
Santa Clara University (United States)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (United States)
Southern Utah University (United States)
St. Cloud State University (United States)
Stetson University (United States)
Susquehanna University (United States)
Syracuse University (United States)
The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies (United States)
The University of Memphis (United States)
The University of Texas at Arlington (United States)
The University of Texas at Austin (United States)
U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
University at Buffalo, State University of New York (United States)
University of Alberta (Canada)
University of Central Arkansas (United States)
University of Connecticut (United States)
University of Delaware (United States)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (United States)
University of Melbourne (Australia)
University of Minnesota (United States)
University of Nebraska at Kearney (United States)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)
University of Oregon (United States)
University of Tennessee at Martin (United States)
University of Washington (United States)
University of Washington Bothell (United States)
University of Zürich (Switzerland)
Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)
Wayne State University (United States)
Wichita State University (United States)
Wright State University (United States)
Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)

Schools Extending their Accounting Accreditation

Creighton University (United States)
Farmer School of Business, Miami University (United States)
Loyola University Maryland (United States)
Michigan State University (United States)
Morgan State University (United States)
Santa Clara University (United States)
Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (United States)
Stetson University (United States)
The University of Memphis (United States)
The University of New Mexico (United States)
The University of Texas at Arlington (United States)
The University of Texas at Austin (United States)
University at Albany, State University of New York (United States)
University at Buffalo, State University of New York (United States)
University of Colorado Denver (United States)
University of Connecticut (United States)
University of Delaware (United States)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (United States)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)
University of New Orleans (United States)
University of Oregon (United States)
Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)
Wright State University (United States)

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