AACSB Accreditation

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The College of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). As an accredited member of AACSB, the COB offers high-quality programs, top-notch faculty and a rigorous curriculum.  

The College of Business received its initial accreditation from AACSB in 2023. Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.

AACSB connects students, schools, and business practitioners too develop the next generation of business leaders. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

What is AACSB?

AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: 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 over 1,600 member organizations and more than 850 Accredited business schools worldwide.

Members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance are united to improve the quality of
business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and
quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.

Why is AACSB Accreditation important to a business school?

AACSB Accreditation ensures a school is providing its students with a challenging, relevant education that prepares them for the business world.

In order to earn and sustain business accreditation, an institution must align with a set of 15 business accreditation standards that focus on mission and strategic management; support for students, faculty, and staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement of students and faculty.

The accreditation process is a rigorous process that ensures business schools are delivering the best in business education. When schools display the AACSB Accreditation seal, it sends a signal to the world that graduates and alumni from their institution are prepared to lead in today’s competitive, global business environment.

Why does AACSB Accreditation matter to students?

AACSB Accreditation gives students a competitive edge – they get a rigorous, relevant education that prepares them for successful careers. And it ensures them more opportunities; many major companies report that they recruit exclusively at AACSB-accredited institutions for interns and employees.

AACSB-accredited schools:

  • are recognized worldwide by top employers and other universities
  • have employers that only hire their graduates
  • have more access to recruiters
  • have graduates that receive higher, more competitive salaries
  • have students that are more international and are likely to earn higher levels of education
  • have students with high-graduating GPAs
  • are challenging and teach the best skills that give graduates a distinct advantage.

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