About the Lubar School
AACSB International 2000 Annual Meeting, Themed 'Business Schools and Corporations: Closing the Gap'


AACSB Accreditation

Achieving Quality and Continuous Improvement through Self-Evaluation and Peer ReviewAACSB International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting. Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. Specialized agencies award accreditation for professional programs and academic units in particular fields of study. As a specialized agency, AACSB International grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs. Institutional accreditation reviews entire colleges and universities.

Mission of AACSB InternationalThe mission of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is excellence in management education in colleges and universities. To achieve a global leadership position in pursuit of this mission; AACSB International will address current issues and identify future challenges in management education through the following objectives:
  • AACSB International will stimulate continuous improvement of management education through accreditation and others processes
  • AACSB International will develop and strengthen the effectiveness of management educators
  • AACSB International will develop and strengthen diversity in management education
  • AACSB International will increase understanding of the value of management education
The AACSB International Accreditation ProcessAACSB International's demanding standards challenge schools to pursue continuous improvement The AACSB International accreditation process focuses on the quality of educational activities self-evaluation and peer review.

In the self-evaluation process, a school assesses its accomplishments in relation to its mission and objectives, as well as on the criteria in the accreditation standards. The peer review is external analysis of a school's processes for achieving its mission, assessing educational outcomes, and planning for continuous improvement.