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.
On July 1, two years prior to the continuous improvement review, each institution is asked to submit a CIR application to initiate the continuous improvement review process.
No later than 60 days prior to the peer review team visit, the continuous improvement review report, organized around the themes of the 2013 accreditation standards—engagement, innovation, and impact, as well as the four areas of accreditation standards, should be submitted.
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Continuous Improvement Review Resources
Handbooks and Processes
CIR Handbook (Bus and Acct)
Roles and Responsibilities
Policies and Procedures
Continuous Improvement Review Timelines
Sample Table 2-1
Sample Table 2-2
Sample Table 15-1
Sample Table 15-2
CIR Application Required Documentation
(via myAccreditation only)
Continuous Improvement Review Application
CIR Report Guidelines
Continuous Improvement Review Outline and 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, which may be found via the Organizational Information in The Exchange.