AACSB Accreditation

Ashland University's Dauch College of Business and Economics has earned business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators and businesses worldwide.

AACSB accreditation is synonymous with the highest standards of quality. Less than six percent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB accreditation. A total of 1,019 institutions across 65 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business.

Achieving AACSB accreditation is a mission-driven, rigorous process that includes an in-depth assessment of internal activities, mentorship with an AACSB advisor and a peer-reviewed evaluation focused on continuous improvement. During this multiyear path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to achieve their mission and align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These principles-based standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation, research and teaching and learning.

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ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), providing strong evidence of the quality of our programs and our commitment to a student-centered teaching and learning approach.

The ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral. ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program, with a focus on identifying and meeting the needs of students and other stakeholders through a process of continuous improvement of academic quality.

The Dauch College of Business and Economics received its second 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation in 2012, extending a 20-year period of providing the highest quality business education for its students. The ACBSP, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a specialized accreditation agency for business education, is an international organization with more than 540 accredited campuses worldwide. For more information on the value of ACBSP accreditation, visit www.ascbp.org.

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