All degrees and graduate certificate programs at the University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Business Administration carry the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
UMSL is the only public university in the region to carry dual AACSB accreditations for both business and accounting programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Less than five percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation. Even fewer hold our dual accreditation such as UMSL.
Other schools admit that the term "fully accredited" means that the institution as a whole (not the business school) holds accreditation from a regional accrediting body. For example, UMSL, holds institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The AACSB designation is an additional tier of accreditation specific to the university's business degree programs.
No. If a school is an AACSB member, this is a paid status like other member organizations. AACSB accreditation is based on regular and comprehensive reviews of a university's business and accounting curriculum, faculty, facilities, technology and resources.
UMSL's AACSB-accredited business programs meet rigorous requirements, including:
AACSB accreditation ensures that students receive a quality educational from faculty experts.