AACSBAn AACSB International member institution offering undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in business may voluntarily apply for AACSB Business Accreditation. The AACSB accreditation process includes rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review elements.
The process begins with the submission and approval of an eligibility application. Once a school’s eligibility application has been approved, it will enter the initial accreditation phase. An overview of the initial accreditation process provides the steps necessary to complete the accreditation process, which includes self-evaluations, the development of in-depth strategic plans, and peer and committee reviews.
If a school is able to meet all of AACSB’s accreditation standards and completes the requirements, it will be recommended for accreditation.
To achieve supplemental AACSB Accounting Accreditation, an institution must first—or simultaneously—pursue AACSB Business Accreditation. In addition to meeting the 15 business accreditation standards, the school must also fulfill the criteria for the six accounting accreditation standards, which are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting.
Once achieved, a school must undergo a continuous improvement review every five years to ensure they are evolving and improving over time.