The School of Business and Economics recently received accreditation from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, fewer than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 5% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools.
AACSB business schools must comply with strict standards in regard to the use of full-time faculty members who are academically (possessing the Ph.D. or J.D.) or professionally (a graduate degree and extensive managerial or executive experience) qualified. Faculty are required to engage in scholarly activities (e.g., discipline based research) and to interact with students both in and outside of the classroom.
AACSB business schools are required to continually undergo curricular program review and revision and to introduce new programs that are designed to enhance the readiness of our student body for entry into our international and culturally diverse marketplace.
Companies are aware of business schools which hold AACSB accreditation. As such, AACSB accreditation can enhance opportunities for student participation in internships and cooperative programs as well as permanent job opportunities
AACSB accreditation implies that a school is committed to constantly reviewing and improving itself, meeting the needs of students, investing in state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and offering a current and relevant education.
For more information on AACSB accrediting standards, visit the AACSB Web site.