Why is AACSB Accreditation Important?
Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the international seal of approval for business and accounting programs that insures students receive the most enriching education in business-related programs through high quality, continuous improvement and excellence in education.
UAB is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students through high quality, rigorous standards of faculty and academic programs, and prepares students to be competitive in the business community and graduate school.
“We have good programs, highest-quality faculty — in terms of their currency and their research— and we have good outcomes,” says Wells Fargo Endowed Chair and Dean of the Collat School of Business Dr. Eric P. Jack.
Only approximately 600 business schools world-wide have achieved this seal of excellence and out of that number only 170 schools, including UAB, have achieved accreditation for both business and accounting programs. 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.