AACSB Accreditation

The graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration offered by the Davis College of Business and Economics at Radford University are accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Davis College has been accredited by AACSB since 1992 and received extension of its accreditation in 2023. Less than 5% of business schools in the world are AACSB accredited (more than 950 business schools worldwide), so you can be assured the business degree you'll earn from Radford University is of high quality and highly respected by the business community.

The AACSB International is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the Office of Postsecondary Accreditation, U.S. Department of Education, as the sole accrediting agency for bachelor and master's degree programs in business administration and accounting. 

“AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.”
– AACSB International

What is AACSB Accreditation?

In 1916, AACSB International was established as a membership organization for business schools—a place where business schools could network and discuss issues that affected the business education industry and their institutions. In 1919, the first AACSB Accreditation Standards were adopted with the primary objective of improving collegiate business education. In 1980, an additional set of accreditation standards were developed for undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in accounting to address the special needs of the profession. Throughout the years, both the AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditation Standards have been continually revised to reflect the ever-changing needs of business and its students.

Today, the AACSB Accreditation Standards are used as the basis to evaluate a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas. AACSB accreditation ensures students and parents that the business school is providing a top-quality education. It also ensures employers that AACSB-accredited business school graduates are ready to perform on day one. Additionally, AACSB accreditation provides many benefits to the faculty and staff at its accredited schools by attracting higher quality students, providing greater research opportunities, and allowing for global recognition.