Lee Business School is among just 189 business colleges and schools worldwide to hold international dual accreditation in business and accounting by AACSB - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Lee Business School has maintained dual accreditation from AACSB since 1991 and is among only 189 of business schools – which is only five percent of business schools worldwide – that have earned AACSB accreditation in both accounting and business.
AACSB accreditation ensures a school is providing students a challenging, relevant education that prepares them for the business world. In order to earn and sustain business accreditation, an institution must align with a set of 15 business accreditation standards that focus on mission and strategic management; support for students, faculty, and staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement of students and faculty.
To achieve accounting accreditation, an institution must first earn AACSB business accreditation. Then, in addition to developing and implementing a mission-driven plan to satisfy the business accreditation quality standards, accounting accreditation requires the satisfaction of a supplemental set of standards specific to the discipline and profession of accounting. Once accreditation is achieved, each institution participates in a five-year continuous improvement peer-review to maintain high quality and extend its accreditation.
AACSB accreditation gives students a competitive edge – they get a rigorous, relevant education that prepares them for successful careers. And it ensures them more opportunities; many major companies report that they recruit exclusively at AACSB-accredited institutions for interns and employees. Earning an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited institution also provides students with a significant advantage when applying for graduate programs.
are recognized worldwide by top employers and other universities
have employers that only hire their graduates
have more access to recruiters
have graduates that receive higher, more competitive salaries
have students that are more international and are likely to earn higher levels of education
have students with high-graduating GPAs
are challenging and teach the best skills that give graduates a distinct advantage.