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AACSB Accreditation

The NC State Poole College of Management is an AACSB accredited business school. Schools interested in an elevated quality assurance system for their accounting programs can obtain a supplemental accounting accreditation. In addition to meeting the nine business accreditation standards, the school must also fulfill the criteria for the six accounting accreditation standards, which are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting. The Poole College of Management Department of Accounting is proud to have received this designation.

Why is AACSB Accreditation Important?

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.

Only the best business schools in the world have earned AACSB Accreditation. They are forward-thinking, innovative, and acutely aware of the challenges facing business today. They consistently deliver on their promise to prepare the next generation of leaders.

AACSB Accreditation ensures relevancy and currency through active engagement with the business or accounting community and the demand for qualified faculty who are experts in their field. Business schools must be active participants in research; they must be engaged with industry, and have an effective plan for assuring student learning outcomes.

AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.