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AACSB Accreditation

AACSBThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.

Established in 1916, AACSB International accredits undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in business and accounting. The Fisher College of Business is a founding member of AACSB and holds both business and accounting accreditations.

AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. All U.S. ranked schools of business are accredited by AACSB.

To maintain accreditation, all AACSB-accredited institutions must enter the Continuous Improvement Review process every five years. Schools must demonstrate they have an appropriate mission statement; a strategic management planning process; a faculty capable of carrying out its teaching, research and service missions; a substantial proportion of faculty in each discipline engaged in research; financial strategies, physical and staff resources adequate to supporting its strategic mission. The school must also demonstrate that it engages in continuous improvement activities to manage its curricula, and that students have opportunities for experiential learning.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has extended the accreditation of Fisher College of Business’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs through 2019.