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.
Lee Business School Learning Objectives
- Students at the undergraduate level will be able to demonstrate knowledge of core business concepts.
- Students at the undergraduate level will know how to communicate effectively in a business setting.
- Students at the undergraduate level will work effectively in a team environment.
- Students at the undergraduate level will recognize and analyze ethical and legal dimensions of business decisions and identify the probable outcomes and effects on stakeholders.
- Students at the undergraduate level will identify global and cultural issues that affect how a firm operates and describe how these issues affect business decisions.