When a business school has the AACSB International accreditation distinction it lends to the school's creditability and reputation. The Merrick School of Business is one school of about one third of all U.S. business schools to hold the AACSB International distinction.
AACSB International was founded in 1916 and began its accreditation function with the adoption of the first standards in 1919. Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. Institutional accreditation reviews entire colleges and universities. Specialized agencies award accreditation for professional programs and academic units in particular fields of study. As a specialized agency, AACSB International grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs.
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.