Organized in 1916, AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
Fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools are able to adhere to standards that result in AACSB accreditation of their business education programs. A much smaller group, fewer than 1% of business schools (178 schools) worldwide, have earned AACSB accreditation for both their business and accounting programs. Belmont University is among the elite group that holds AACSB accreditation in both areas.
Belmont initially earned accreditation for business and accounting in 2002 and has maintained this distinction through periodic reviews to ensure that we continue to meet AACSB standards. The most recent examination in spring 2012 resulted in our Maintenance of Accreditation.
AACSB International membership does not confer AACSB International accreditation and should not be interpreted as achieving accreditation.
To achieve AACSB accreditation, business programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to curriculum, faculty resources, admissions, degree requirements, library and computer facilities, financial resources, and intellectual climate that are all mission-linked. Having continued to meet accreditation standards, Belmont is recognized among the "The Best Business Schools in the World."
The following programs at Belmont University have all been accredited by the AACSB International:
- The Jack C. Massey College of Business
- The Undergraduate Accounting Program
- The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
- The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business
- The Master of Accountancy Program
Belmont's Master of Accountancy (MACC) program is the only private Masters of Accountancy program in Tennessee to have received this prestigious accreditation. Our accounting program is the smallest in the world ever to have achieved specialized accounting accreditation by AACSB International. It is a testament to the high quality of our accounting faculty and curriculum.
We also have the only private undergraduate business program in Tennessee accredited by AACSB International and the only AACSB International accredited Music Business program in the world.
Belmont University has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS since 1959.