low_res_blueThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recently announced that the UAB School of Business maintained its accreditation in both business and accounting.  Only 1% of business schools worldwide are accredited in both.

AACSB accreditation is the international hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business schools.  Only 1 percent are accredited separately for business and accounting.

"We are thrilled that AACSB has recognized our commitment to continually evaluating and improving our programs to ensure that UAB business students receive the highest quality education possible," said UAB School of Business Dean David R. Klock, Ph.D.  "Our exceptional faculty and staff, who go above and beyond to help students achieve their educational goals, deserve credit for this outstanding achievement."

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment and can take several years to complete.  During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet the AACSB Accreditation Standards, which require a high-quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses.  In addition, as required by the AACSB Standards, all accredited schools must go through a peer review process every five years in order to maintain their accreditation.

UAB was among the first 17 accounting programs to receive accreditation by AACSB the very first year the association began evaluating accounting programs in 1982.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Learn more about the importance of AACSB accreditation for business schools