AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation

In December, 2006, The UVU School of Business earned its international accreditation from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

What is AACSB?

AACSB International is the highest, most demanding accreditation for business schools, held by approximately 1/3 of the business schools in the U.S. The basis for AACSB Accreditation is captured in standards related to the college and school, the school's mission and resources, faculty, students, degree programs, and instructional resources. AACSB focuses on a school's quality based on their mission statement and the standards, and expects and looks for ongoing continuous improvement.

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Why is AACSB Accreditation Important?

For students seeking the finest education, and companies seeking high-caliber talent, AACSB International accreditation is one of the most important affirmations of the right choice of business school.

AACSB International business 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 process. These business schools set forth a thoughtful and strategic plan, and then marshal the resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission. Curricula are evaluated in terms of outcome. AACSB International accreditation demands a superior faculty, supporting high-caliber teaching and meaningful interaction between students and faculty.

In short, a business school accredited by AACSB International produces graduates who are prepared to succeed in the business world.

IRI Data

In addition to public disclosure information required by national or regional accreditors, or by governmental mandate, school provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the school, including the number of students enrolled in each degree program and the number of graduate from each degree program on an annual basis.

IRI Data

  UVU Mission Statement

  • STUDENT SUCCESS  UVU supports students in achieving their educational, professional, and personal goals
  • ENGAGED  UVU engages its communities in mutually beneficial collaboration and emphasizes engaged learning. 
  • INCLUSIVE  UVU provides opportunity for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives and meets regional educational needs
  • SERIOUS  UVU fosters a culture of academic rigor and professional excellence. 


  WSB Mission Statement

Through exceptional business education, we help students become successful professionals who build our community

  • PLACEMENT  Help students obtain and succeed in careers aligned with their goals.
  • DELTA  Maximize student improvement through engaged learning.
  • REACH  Serve as many people in our community as we can. 
  • SCHOLARSHIP WITH IMPACT  Produce and promote research that improves business education and practice. 


  Assurance of Learning 

  • Disciplinary Knowledge:  Graduates will have a functional and integrated knowledge of basic general business concepts and disciplines. 
  • Written Communication: Graduates will be able to effectively express their knowledge and ideas appropriately in written form. 
  • Quantitative Literacy: Students will be able to understand and demonstrative an understanding of quantitative literacy. 
  • Oral Communication:  Students will acquire oral communication skills required in the business world today to be successful. 
  • Critical/Analytical Problem Solving: Students will use analytical thinking as a linear and focused process, with one thought following the other in a stream-like formation.  They will use critical thinking as it occurs in a circular form until a conclusion is drawn.