The AACSB Accreditation Standards were first adopted in 1919. Throughout the years, the standards have continued to be revised to ensure quality and continuous improvement in collegiate business education. To become AACSB accredited in business and/or accounting, an institution must satisfy the eligibility requirements and the accreditation standards included in the documents below.
AACSB routinely seeks feedback from membership on ways in which we can improve the accreditation standards. Each year, AACSB updates the standards based on feedback from peer review teams, accreditation committees, deans, and other representatives from the business education community. This process reflects our commitment to continuous improvement in support of AACSB accreditation.
2013 Business Standards (2018 Update) - Effective January 1, 2019
2013 Business Standards (2017 Update)
2018 Accounting Standards
2013 Accounting Standards (2016 Update)