Scores of institutions extend accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

TAMPA, Fla.April 3, 2019 — AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that 38 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, three have extended their accreditation in accounting, and 18 have extended their accreditation in both business and 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, 836 institutions across 55 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 and/or accounting:

Schools Extending Their Business Accreditation 
Abilene Christian University (United States
Augusta University (United States
Barry University (United States
Butler University (United States
California State University, Long Beach (United States
California State University, San Bernardino (United States
Claremont Graduate University (United States
Clarion University of Pennsylvania (United States
Colorado State University-Pueblo (United States
Columbus State University (United States
Elon University (United States
Fordham University (United States
Georgetown University (United States
Grenoble Ecole de Management (France
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany
Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresa (IPADE) (Mexico
Jacksonville State University (United States
Le Moyne College (United States
New York University (United States
Saint Mary’s University (Canada) 
Stephen F. Austin State University (United States
Texas Tech University (United States
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China
The University of North Carolina at Asheville (United States
Toulouse Business School (France
Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (United States
University of Birmingham (United Kingdom
University of Detroit Mercy (United States
University of Kansas (United States
University of New Hampshire (United States
University of South Dakota (United States
University of South Florida St. Petersburg (United States
University of the Pacific (United States
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (United States
Vlerick Business School (Belgium
Xavier University (United States
Yeshiva University (United States)

Schools Extending Their Accounting Accreditation 
Auburn University at Montgomery (United States
University of Louisville (United States
University of North Florida (United States)

Schools Extending Their Business and Accounting Accreditation 
Arizona State University (United States
Baylor University (United States
John Carroll University (United States
Northumbria University (United Kingdom
Ohio University (United States
Oklahoma State University (United States
St. John’s University (United States
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (United States
United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates
University of Dayton (United States
University of Florida (United States
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States
University of Nevada, Reno (United States
University of Notre Dame (United States
University of Southern Indiana (United States
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (United States
Washington State University (United States
Wichita State University (United States)

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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 almost 1,700 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

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