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.

AACSB-Accredited Schools

  • 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

  1. Students at the undergraduate level will be able to demonstrate knowledge of core business concepts.
  2. Students at the undergraduate level will know how to communicate effectively in a business setting.
  3. Students at the undergraduate level will work effectively in a team environment.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.