Ilitch School achieves full accreditation extension from AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) has announced that the Mike Ilitch School of Business joined 72 other exceptional business schools from around the world in extending their accreditation in business. For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. Of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, less than five percent meet the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation.

“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“Achieving and maintaining AACSB accreditation reinforces the consistent high quality of all aspects of the Ilitch School experience – from our teaching and advising to our research and community engagement,” said Dean Robert Forsythe. “I offer my sincere thanks to Associate Dean Bertie Greer for spearheading this effort and to all of the internal and external stakeholders who participated along the way.”

In addition to AACSB accreditation, the Ilitch School has been consistently recognized as one of the best undergraduate and graduate business schools in the United States by the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others. Learn more about our accolades and rankings here.

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