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Tampa, Fla., USA (January 30, 2019)AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that 44 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, two have extended their accreditation in accounting, and 17 have extended their accreditation in both business and accounting.

In addition, Troy University (United States) and the School of Accounting at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China) have earned initial accreditation in accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

For over a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education and has been earned by only 5 percent of the world's schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. Today, 831 institutions across 54 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation. Further, 189 institutions hold 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 multi-year 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 their accreditation in business or accounting:

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation

Black Hills State University (United States)
Bryant University (United States)
Bucknell University (United States)
Carleton University (Canada)
Dominican University (United States)
EGADE Business School (Mexico)
Feng Chia University (Taiwan)
Inha University (South Korea)
King's College (United States)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Lander University (United States)
Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Loyola University New Orleans (United States)
Monash Business School–Monash University (Australia)
Nanjing University (China)
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Oklahoma City University (United States)
Pittsburg State University (United States)
Queen's University (Canada)
Robert Morris University (United States)
Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)
Rowan University (United States)
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden (United States)
Saint Mary's College of California (United States)
SKEMA Business School (France)
SolBridge International School of Business (South Korea)
St. John Fisher College (United States)
Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)
Tennessee State University (United States)
Texas A&M University-Commerce (United States)
Texas Wesleyan University (United States)
The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg (United States)
The University of Chicago (United States)
The University of Tampa (United States)
The University of Tulsa (United States)
University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
University of Dallas (United States)
University of Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
University of Houston-Downtown (United States)
University of Oulu (Finland)
University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
University of Toronto (Canada)
Yonsei University (South Korea)

Schools Extending Their Accounting Accreditation

Southeastern Louisiana University (United States)
University of Northern Colorado (United States)

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation

Bowling Green State University (United States)
California State University, Fullerton (United States)
Hofstra University (United States)
Howard University (United States)
Kansas State University (United States)
Northern Illinois University (United States)
Oakland University (United States)
Salisbury University (United States)
Texas Christian University (United States)
The George Washington University (United States)
The University of Rhode Island (United States)
Truman State University (United States)
University of North Texas (United States)
University of Virginia-McIntire (United States)
Virginia Tech (United States)
Weber State University (United States)
Western Michigan University (United States)

For more detailed information about AACSB accreditation, please visit aacsb.edu/accreditation.

About AACSB International

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.

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