AACSB Accreditation


About AACSB Accreditation

St. John Fisher College's School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.*

AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.

AACSB accreditation represents a rigorous peer review of a school's practices against globally set standards, and plays an important role in recruiting faculty and students.

History of AACSB Accreditation

St. John Fisher College first applied for AACSB accreditation in 1993. The Business School faculty drew up a strategic plan, approved by the AACSB Maintenance of Accreditation Committee, in which they detailed specific objectives and how they planned to achieve them. After meeting all of its objectives, Fisher submitted a self-evaluation report which was ultimately ratified by the AACSB Board. The process took close to ten years. The School of Business received official accreditation in April 2003.

The St. John Fisher College School of Business was created in October 2002 by an act of the Board of Trustees thereby bringing the accounting/finance and management/marketing departments under a unified structure. It is the first autonomous body within the College and its creation was a condition of the accreditation process.

*Updated December 2013

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