University of Washington Bothell has earned initial accreditation of its business degree programs by recent action of the Board of Directors of AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
UW Bothell joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International.
Only 633 schools of business, or less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.
To achieve accreditation, an institution’s business program must undergo a meticulous internal review and evaluation process.
During this period, the school must develop and implement a mission-driven plan to satisfy 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.
During the accreditation process, the University of Washington Bothell Business program was visited and evaluated by business school experts with detailed knowledge of management education, applying accreditation standards that are widely-accepted in the educational community.