Peer Review Teams

AACSB accreditation peer review teams (PRT) provide expert consultative advice, conduct quality reviews, and make accreditation recommendations for schools seeking or continuing AACSB business or accounting accreditation.

The peer review team contributes an external perspective on a school’s progress toward achieving its mission, accomplishments, and expected outcomes through implementation of its various strategies, as well as addresses actions taken to address prior peer feedback. Equally important is the team’s assessment of the qualitative dimension of the educational programs.

PRT volunteers must be deans/heads of business units (or equivalent) from AACSB-accredited schools. Peer review team volunteers for accounting visits must be the chair/head of the accounting department/school of AACSB-accredited schools holding supplemental accounting accreditation. PRT members must complete training prior to their first visit.

AACSB volunteer eligibility is limited to individuals from schools that currently hold AACSB accreditation. Volunteers are asked to let their AACSB staff liaison know as soon as possible should they accept an appointment at a non-AACSB accredited school so that an alternate for their role(s) may be found in a timely manner.

Below are resources, documents, and templates peer review teams will need to evaluate schools during the accreditation visit and to provide feedback to the accreditation committees.

Documents should be completed, saved and submitted via myAccreditation by the predetermined due dates. If you have any questions, contact your AACSB accreditation staff liaison. Exception at this time: Final SER and Initial Peer Review Team Report should continue to be sent to [email protected] or [email protected].

PRT Resources