Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
The Ithaca College School of Business has maintained accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration and accounting since its initial accreditation in 2005. To maintain accreditation, programs must undergo a rigorous continuous improvement review every five years. The 2013 AACSB standards currently hold collegiate Schools of Business around the world accountable in 15 areas of continuous improvement including: faculty qualifications and intellectual contributions, strategic management of resources, student/faculty interactions, career development, curricula management and assurance of learning. The overarching themes of engagement, innovation and impact are also required throughout these standards.
After a successful peer-review process in fall 2019, the School of Business was awarded an extension of its accreditation for the next five years.