Continuous Improvement Review (2013 Standards)

Online Course

Online Course: Continuous Improvement Review (2013 Standards)



The Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) process is forward-looking and designed to help business schools sustain overall high quality by achieving their mission and strategic goals. In the CIR process, schools are expected to continuously show actions toward improving quality from one five-year cycle to the next and report on actions taken to address issues raised during the prior peer review team (PRT) visit.

Accordingly, this online course prepares deans, staff, and faculty at AACSB-accredited schools to maximize the benefits of the process for their schools. Participants learn about the AACSB CIR philosophy, standards, and processes—taking away applications and insights for evaluating criteria, preparing reports, navigating each step, and working with AACSB staff in the process. The course will enable participants to examine their school’s strength relative to engagement, innovation, and impact.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the AACSB continuous improvement review process and standards can be used by schools to maintain high quality while achieving their mission and strategic objectives
  2. Support school-wide continuous improvement review activities, including internal systems and peer reviewer engagements—and do so sustainably
  3. Examine participant’s school through the lens of engagement, innovation, and impact, identifying opportunities to further develop in these three areas

Who Should Attend

This online course is for deans, staff, and faculty at schools that have already earned AACSB Accreditation and whose CIR visit (under the 2013 Standards) is coming up in the next three years.


This course is 100% asynchronous and self-paced, delivered via AACSB's Brightspace learning platform. You will have access to the course for 30 days from the date of registration.

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