What Does AACSB-Accredited Mean To You?

All of the degree 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).

In St. Louis, Washington University and Saint Louis University are the only other College of Business Administration schools to maintain this industry-respected accreditation. UMSL and SLU are the only universities to carry separate AACSB accreditations for its business and accounting programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This puts the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Business Administration in company with the top five percent of business schools in the country!

Why are other programs claiming to be fully accredited?

When pressed, 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. The University of Missouri-St. Louis holds a similar institutional accreditation. The AACSB designation is an additional tier of recognition for the business degree programs we offer.

Is AACSB membership the same as being accredited?

No. If a school is an AACSB member, this is a paid status like other member organizations. AACSB accredited is based on regular and comprehensive reviews of the College of Business and Accounting’s curriculum, faculty, facilities, technology and resources.

Why should you care? 

UMSL's AACSB-accredited business programs meet rigorous requirements, including:

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