AACSB International Accreditation

AACSBBelmont University is the only private university in Tennessee offering both undergraduate and graduate business and accounting programs that are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the most prestigious business school accrediting organization.

Belmont's accounting program is also the smallest in the world ever to have achieved specialized accounting accreditation by AACSB International.

Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. Of the more than 15,000 graduate business programs in the world, only 854 are members of AACSB International (658 in the US). Around the world, 424 are accredited in business and 160 in accounting. 

To achieve 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.

AACSB International accreditation includes the Undergraduate School of Business Administration, The Mike Curb School of Music Business, and The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business Administration.


Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belmont University.