AACSB Accreditation

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The UAF College of Business and Security Management holds both business accreditation and specialized accounting accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Fewer than 6 percent of colleges and universities around the world offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation, and fewer than 2 percent also hold accreditation for their accounting programs.


AACSB International: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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 over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. Its founding members include the best business schools in the country.

Schools that have earned AACSB business accreditation demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and learner success. Schools that have earned AACSB’s supplemental accounting accreditation have not only earned AACSB business accreditation but have gone through an additional process to affirm that their accounting programs are meeting the highest standard of quality.