Confirming Global Quality and Distinction in Business Education

AACSB International Accreditation Seal in Busines, dark and light teal with bright green connecting triangles

Tampa, Fla., USA (June 28, 2021)AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that 41 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, six have extended their accreditation in both business and accounting.

For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. Today, a total of 901 institutions across 58 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:

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation

Bellarmine University
Bilkent University
California State University, Los Angeles
Clayton State University
Curtin University
Dalhousie University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Groupe ESC Clermont
INCAE
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
I-Shou University
Konkuk University at Seoul
Lakehead University
Lebanese American University
Long Island University-Post Campus
Louisiana State University
Manchester Metropolitan University
McMaster University
National Tsing Hua University
NEOMA Business School
Roger Williams University
Sam Houston State University
San José State University
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
Tongji University
Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Gurabo
Universidad de Chile
University of Bahrain
University of Hartford
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Melbourne
University of Surrey
University of Washington Bothell
University of Zürich
Western Carolina University
Wilfrid Laurier University
Xi'an Jiaotong University
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation

Farmer School of Business, Miami University
Massey University
Santa Clara University
University of Connecticut
Victoria University of Wellington
Wright State University

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 aacsb.edu.

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