Confirming Global Quality and Distinction in Business Education

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
AACSB announces that 65 business schools have extended their global accreditation in business and/or accounting, and one business school has achieved initial accounting accreditation.

Tampa, Fla., USA (February 8, 2022)—AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that 48 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, 17 have extended their accreditation in both business and accounting, and one school has achieved initial accounting accreditation. 

For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. Today, a total of 926 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 189 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.  

“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.” 
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear path, 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 achieve 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 a supplemental set of standards specific to the discipline and profession of accounting. Once accreditation is achieved, each institution participates in a five-year continuous improvement peer review to maintain high quality and extend its accreditation.  

As ratified by the AACSB International board of directors, the following schools have extended or achieved their accreditation in business or accounting: 

School Achieving Initial Accounting Accreditation 

Prince Sultan University 

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation 

Asia University 

Chung Hua University 

College of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 

Colorado State University 

Cranfield University 

Eastern Michigan University 

Emporia State University 

ESMT European School of Management and Technology 

Georgia College & State University 

Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria 

IE Business School 

Indian School of Business 

IQS-Institut Químic de Sarrià 

Jagdish Sheth School of Management 

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University 

La Salle University 

Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University 

Lamar University 

Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Missouri Western State University 

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń 

North Carolina Central University 

Northeastern Illinois University 

Ouachita Baptist University 

Pacific Lutheran University 

Queens University of Charlotte 

Rollins College 

School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University 

SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi 

Seattle University 

Soochow University 

Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology 

Stanford University 

The American University in Cairo 

The University of Michigan-Dearborn 

The University of Michigan-Flint 

The University of Texas Permian Basin 

Universiti Utara Malaysia 

University of Glasgow 

University of Illinois at Springfield 

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 

University of North Georgia 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 

Virginia Military Institute 

Virginia State University 

Warwick Business School, University of Warwick 

Winona State University 

Yuan Ze University 


Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation 

Boise State University 

Cleveland State University 

Gonzaga University 

Grand Valley State University 

Illinois State University 

James Madison University 

National Chengchi University 

North Carolina A&T State University 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 

Texas State University 

University of Alabama at Birmingham 

University of Arkansas 

University of Kentucky 

University of New Orleans 

University of Southern Mississippi 

University of West Georgia 

Valdosta State University 

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