AACSB Accreditation

Towson University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International for both its business administration and accounting programs.

About AACSB accreditation

AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business and accounting. Accreditation from AACSB is the highest distinction that business schools can receive worldwide. In fact, less than 5% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited for their business programs and less than 1% are AACSB accredited for both business and accounting.

The CBE first received AACSB accreditation for its business administration program in 1992. In 1994, the accounting department also received AACSB accreditation. AACSB accreditation ensures our programs meet rigorous standards of quality while recognizing our impact, innovation and engagement in research, the classroom and the greater community.

Facts about AACSB-accredited schools

  • 95 percent say AACSB Accreditation ultimately improves the quality of their business programs.
  • 94 percent report AACSB Accreditation provides a concrete benchmarking framework to continually measure themselves.
  • 93 percent state that AACSB Accreditation has a continuous positive effect on their ongoing curricula development, program design and delivery methods.

AACSB Accreditation requires that schools

  • Teach everything that students need, from communication skills to financial reporting.
  • Have qualified and adequate faculty and staff to successfully deliver programs.
  • Produce research that advances business—which means students have access to innovative and relevant business ideas and methods.