Lehigh University's College of Business and Economics academic programs are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has been continually AACSB accredited since its formation in 1953.
AACSB International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.
AACSB International was founded in 1916 and began its accreditation function with the adoption of the first standards in 1919. 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.
AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:
- Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
- Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.
- Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
- Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty.
- Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.
More than 400 AACSB International member institutions have affirmed their commitment to educational quality through the achievement of accreditation. Lehigh is proud to be accredited by AACSB International.