AACSB Accreditation Overview
AACSB offers a supplemental accounting accreditation for schools interested in an elevated quality assurance system for their accounting programs. To achieve AACSB Accounting Accreditation, an institution must first—or simultaneously—pursue AACSB Business Accreditation. In addition to meeting the nine business accreditation standards, the school must also fulfill the criteria for the six accounting accreditation standards, which are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.
An overview of the initial accreditation process provides the steps necessary to complete the accreditation process, which includes self-evaluations, the development of in-depth strategic plans, and peer and committee reviews. Once achieved, schools must undergo a continuous improvement review every five years to ensure they are evolving and improving over time.