School of Business
AACSB International - A Higher Degree of Excellence

Alfred University is one of the elite group of institutions accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5% of business schools and colleges world-wide have met the rigorous standards for this notable achievement.

What Students Say...

“Transferring to Alfred was the hardest but best decision I ever made.  When I graduate from AU I will be able to tell my employers that I am specialized in a specific area (accounting) and graduated from an accredited school.  At the same time, with the liberal arts atmosphere, I will be well-rounded and adaptable to change in the business environment.”
- Robert McCarter

AACSB International accreditation assures students that excellence in teaching, scholarship and curriculum are the hallmarks of an Alfred University degree.

The best faculty, best students, best employers and best business recruiters in the world recognize and seek out schools whose programs have earned AACSB International accreditation.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

To maintain accreditation, programs must undergo a rigorous review every five years, demonstrating a continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources and interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

AACSB Statistics

There are...

  • Total educational members: 1,356

  • Countries/territories represented in membership: 88

  • Members with Business Accreditation: 711 in 47 countries and territories

  • Members with Accredited Accounting programs: 180 in 7 countries

  • 48 non-educational members

  • Of the estimated 16,671 schools offering business programs in the world, 4.5% hold AACSB accreditation