College of Business & Economics

AACSB Accreditation

Towson University is the only University System of Maryland institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International for both its business administration and accounting programs. 

Less than five percent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited for their business programs. Less than one percent are AACSB accredited for both business and accounting.AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business and accounting and the highest distinction that business schools can receive worldwide.

The CBE first received AACSB accreditation for its business administration program in 1992. In 1994, the accounting department also received AACSB accreditation.

Facts about AACSB-accredited schools:

  • 95 percent say AACSB Accreditation ultimately improves the quality of their business programs.

  • 94 percent report AACSB Accreditation provides a concrete benchmarking framework to continually measure themselves.

  • 93 percent state that AACSB Accreditation has a continuous positive effect on their ongoing curricula development, program design and delivery methods.

AACSB Accreditation requires that schools:

  • Teach everything that students need, from communication skills to financial reporting.

  • Have qualified and adequate faculty and staff to successfully deliver programs.

  • Produce research that advances business—which means students have access to innovative and relevant business ideas and methods.

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College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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