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Rankings and Accreditation

For 30 years, ranking organizations have recognized the Jenkins MAC for our exceptional educational quality, standing among the nation's elite graduate accounting programs.

Jenkins MAC Program Rankings

NC State University Rankings

  • No. 4 – Best Overall Public University Value, The Princeton Review & USA Today
  • No. 1 – Best College for Your Money in North Carolina, Money Magazine
  • No. 9 – Best Value for In-State Students Among Public Colleges, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Ranking
  • No. 7 – Best Value for Out-of-State Students Among Public Colleges, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Ranking
  • No. 16 – Top Universities in the U.S. for Graduate Employability, Times Higher Education

AACSB Accreditation

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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 is a prestigious hallmark, reserved for the world’s top business schools. It signifies a commitment to excellence and innovation in business education, meeting stringent standards across 15 key areas including mission alignment, strategic management, and support for stakeholders. Accredited institutions are recognized for their dedication to preparing future business leaders, ensuring their programs are relevant, current, and deeply connected with both the academic and professional business communities. This accreditation is not only a mark of quality but also of active engagement in research and industry, with a focus on delivering tangible learning outcomes for students. It represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools globally.