IU

Indiana University Southeast Indiana University Southeast IU Southeast

Menu Search

Accreditation

We are dedicated to the goal of providing a high quality, accessible business education. As evidence of our success in meeting these goals, The IU Southeast School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. AACSB-accreditation is a benchmark of quality recognized worldwide. Below we’ll explain why we’re proud of this accomplishment and, more importantly, why you should care.

As of July 2012, only 655 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. In the Greater Louisville area only three schools of business have attained this prestigious accreditation. To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. Visit the AACSB website for information on the global distribution of accredited programs.

Obtaining, and maintaining AACSB Accreditation takes a long-term commitment to excellence in business education. “It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.”

Why AACSB-Accreditation Matters

AACSB International has a wealth of statistics and other information that demonstrate a marked quality advantage for AACSB-accredited business programs. A few reasons of relevance:

  1. To Students. It turns out that businesses know which schools produce the kind of graduates they want. Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Also, AACSB-accredited school graduates are offered better, more competitive salaries.
  2. To Parents. AACSB-accreditation is a guarantee of quality. It ensures that your student will be taught everything needed from communication skills to financial reporting. It also means that the school has to have qualified and adequate faculty and staff to successfully deliver its programs.
  3. To Businesses. Obtaining and maintaining AACSB-accreditation ensures a business program has an ongoing process of continuous improvement in their programs. It means the schools are able to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty. It means the school has to have assessment measures to assure student learning. It means the school has to update its curriculum to meet the needs of today’s businesses. In all, these four things mean a better graduate, a better recruit for your firm, and a better investment of any educational reimbursement you provide your employees.

To learn more about AACSB Accreditation, visit the AACSB Accreditation website.

About AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of almost 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. AACSB Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific Headquarters is located in Singapore. For more information, visit AACSB International.

Campus News

Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders honored at President’s Circle pinning ceremony

Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders honored at President’s Circle pinning ceremony

Read more »
IU Southeast students take home majority of collegiate awards at local Society of Professional Journalists banquet

IU Southeast students take home majority of collegiate awards at local Society of Professional Journalists banquet

Read more »
IU Southeast hosts aspiring high school entrepreneurs for a swim with sharks

IU Southeast hosts aspiring high school entrepreneurs for a swim with sharks

Read more »
News Item Image

New Report Lays Out Strategic Plan to End Homelessness in Southern Indiana Communities

Read more »
Donnelly Wears IU Southeast Jersey During Congressional Baseball Game

Donnelly Wears IU Southeast Jersey During Congressional Baseball Game

Read more »
News Item

IU Southeast graduate business programs to hold June open house

Read more »
News Item Image

IU Southeast advisor receives award from NACADA

Read more »
IU Southeast presents Mid-Year Economic Update

IU Southeast presents Mid-Year Economic Update

Read more »
The Horizon’s look at homelessness featured in News and Tribune

The Horizon’s look at homelessness featured in News and Tribune

Read more »
IU Southeast volunteers complete 2015 Campus Beautification Day

IU Southeast volunteers complete 2015 Campus Beautification Day

Read more »
News Item

IU Southeast journalism students receive awards at ICPA convention

Read more »
News Item Image

IU Southeast professor receives John W. Ryan Award

Read more »
News Item Image

APICS vice president of strategy to speak at IU Southeast

Read more »
News Item Image

Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner raises record-breaking funds for student scholarships

Read more »
News Item Image

“New Albany: City by the River” screening to occur April 16

Read more »
News Item

IU voices concerns over state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, reaffirms commitment to equality

Read more »
See all news » Submit a News Story »

Campus Events

Career Speaker: Paul Gordon Brown image

Career Speaker: Paul Gordon Brown

July 31st, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Writing Intensive Boot Camp image

Writing Intensive Boot Camp

August 3rd, 2015
to
August 7th, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Employer Excursion: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel image

Employer Excursion: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

August 5th, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Employer Excursion: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel image

Employer Excursion: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

August 5th, 2015

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

See All Events » Submit an Event »