Confirming Global Quality and Distinction in Business Education

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
AACSB announces that 56 business schools have extended their global accreditation in business and/or accounting, and one business schools has achieved initial accounting accreditation.

Tampa, Fla., USA (June 30, 2022)AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that 50 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, six 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 950 institutions across 59 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 193 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

Robert Morris University

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation

Brunel Business School, Brunel University London
Chang Gung University
Concordia University
Delaware State University
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fayetteville State University
Hult International Business School
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA)
ISC Paris
ISCTE Business School, University Institute of Lisbon
Kingston University
Kozminski University
London Business School
Marist College
MCI Management Center Innsbruck
McNeese State University
Nankai University
National Cheng Kung University
Niagara University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern University
Nottingham Trent University
Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College
Ryerson University
Sabanci University
Sejong University
Southern Methodist University
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Stonehill College
Thammasat University
The University of Adelaide
The University of Hull
The University of Manchester
The University of Newcastle
The University of North Dakota
Tilburg University
UIBE Business School, University of International Business and Economics
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University of Calgary
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Diego
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Otago
University of Technology Sydney
University of Vermont
University of Washington Tacoma
University of Western Australia
Utah Valley University
Yale University

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation

Idaho State University
Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis
Marshall University
University of Miami
University of Missouri
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

About AACSB International

Established in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at