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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’s Jack C. Massey College of Business is among an elite class of business that has earned AACSB accreditation in both areas and the only private university in Tennessee to have earned dual accreditation status.

AACSB International membership does not confer AACSB International accreditation.

Best business SchoolsTo 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—all of which that are all mission-linked. Having continued to meet accreditation standards, Belmont is recognized among the "The Best Business Schools in the World."

For more information on AACSB International and to search for those business and accounting programs in Tennessee and elsewhere that hold accredited status, click here or on the Best Biz Schools graphic.


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.