The AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation is the mark of quality most sought by business schools. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.
The Business School at the University of Colorado Denver has sustained AACSB accreditation at both undergraduate and graduate levels for 25 years. The Business School has also met the 15 additional standards required to earn a special Accounting accreditation. Only 593 schools of business have AACSB accreditation, of which only 173 have earned the specialized Accounting program accreditation.
The AACSB accreditation entails a meticulous internal review and evaluation process. During this review period, the school must develop and implement a mission-driven plan to satisfy 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, and interactions of faculty and students. Other key measures include a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.