AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation Standards are the basis to evaluate how the mission and values of the college, particularly through its business programs and degrees, perform relative to engagement, innovation and impact.

AACSB accreditation assures students, parents, businesses/organizations, and faculty that the College is providing a high-quality and current education. Employers can be assured that business graduates are prepared to contribute at a high level.

Why is AACSB Accreditation Important?

AACSB Accreditation is the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Achieving AACSB accreditation means the Western College of Business & Economics has passed a rigorous set of standards that assure quality and currency.

Firms that hire at the College of Business & Economics want quality business graduates from high quality business schools. Employers want to hire graduates they know can perform on day one. AACSB Accreditation ensures that students have the best chance of developing the knowledge, skills and abilities employers require.

What Does AACSB Accreditation Mean?

As an AACSB Accredited Business School, the College of Business and Economics' programs and degrees in Business Administration, Accounting and Economics, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Financial Economics, Business and Sustainability and its graduate degrees (MBA and MPAcc) have been certified as one of the best business schools in the world. CBE is among a select few of less than five percent of the world's business schools that have achieved AACSB accreditation.

The faculty of the College, MBA and MPAcc programs have passed rigorous standards for quality leading to better programs, better faculty, better students and more well prepared graduates.

What is NWCCU Accreditation?

All of the programs in the College of Business and Economics are accredited as part of Western Washington University's accreditation program with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Rigorous standards are used for this accreditation program and helps to insure that all of the programs and degrees offered by the College of Business and Economics are serious and meaningful for students, employers and the public.

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