AACSB extends School of Business accreditation


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recently announced the extension of its accreditation to the Central Connecticut State University School of Business.

Only six percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide that grant business degrees have earned AACSB accreditation. The accreditation process includes an in-depth assessment of internal activities, mentorship with an AACSB advisor, and a peer evaluation focused on continuous improvement. Throughout the assessment period, schools must focus on developing and implementing a plan to achieve their mission and align with AACSB’s accreditation standards.  

“AACSB accreditation is a seal of academic excellence that demonstrates our commitment to meeting the highest international standards in business education, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning,” says Central President Zulma R. Toro. “It indicates to prospective students, their parents, and our partners in the business community that the School of Business can deliver educational and career opportunities that will empower our students to become leaders in today’s global business environment.” 

Central first earned AACSB accreditation in 2013. A total of 1,013 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation for Accounting programs. Member institutions retain AACSB accreditation for five years, after which they must once again undergo the review process.

Dr. Lisa Frank, interim dean of the School of Business, said, “This prestigious recognition by AACSB affirms our dedication to our students, and our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality business programs, consistent with our mission.”