Tippie College of Business receives re-accreditation from AACSB

Tippie College of Business receives re-accreditation from AACSB

The Tippie College of Business has been re-accredited by AACSB International in business and accounting, ensuring the college meets the accrediting organization’s standards of excellence, rigor, and commitment to continuous improvement.

AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, Master’s, and doctorate degrees in business. The status has been earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. Today, more than 687 business schools in 45 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation, while 182 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment. The AACSB requires each school develop an accreditation plan that addresses high quality teaching environment, innovative programming, and active engagement with industry. In addition, as required by the AACSB standards, all accredited schools must go through a continuous improvement peer review process every five years in order to retain their accreditation.

To realize accounting accreditation, an institution must meet an additional set of standards that are specific to the discipline after earning overall AACSB business accreditation. 


Tom Snee, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0010 (office), 319-541-8434 (cell)