The AACSB continuous improvement review process is conducted every five years and creates an ongoing focus of continuous improvement. This signals that an AACSB-accredited institution has documented continuous improvements in support of its stated mission and strategic management plan to sustain AACSB accreditation status.
Two years prior to the continuous improvement review, each institution is asked to submit a CIR application to initiate the continuous improvement review process.
In the year of review, the Continuous Improvement Review Report, organized around the themes of the accreditation standards—engagement, innovation, and impact, as well as the three areas of the accounting accreditation standards, should be submitted.
For business accreditation please see business-specific CIR documents.
Continuous Improvement Review Resources
Handbooks and Processes
CIR Handbook (Business and Accounting)
Roles and Responsibilities
Policies and Procedures
CIR Application Required Documentation
Accounting CIR Application
CIR Report Guidelines
Documents should be completed, saved and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the predetermined due dates. If you have any questions, contact your AACSB accreditation staff liaison.