MSU College of Business earns national reaccreditation by AACSB

May 03, 2017


Contact: Addison Arledge


STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Mississippi State University College of Business has been reaccredited by the leading accrediting body for business education, maintaining a distinction held by only five percent of business schools in the world.

The university’s business programs have been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, for another five years. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the world’s largest business education network and the longest-serving accrediting body for business schools with undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.


AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require quality in management, innovation, learning, teaching and professional engagement.

To achieve accreditation, each institution must undergo an improvement review process in addition to developing and implementing a plan that meets the AASCB accreditation standards.


“AACSB commends each institution for their exemplary work in holding the highest honor in business school accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “During this peer-review process schools must demonstrate alignment with AACSB’s global accreditation standards, as well as how they encourage engagement, innovation and impact across the communities they serve.”

Organized in 1915, the MSU College of Business is the oldest in the state and one of the oldest in the South. For more, visit


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