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AACSB Standards

AACSB accredited logoAACSB International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting.

AACSB International was founded in 1916 and began its accreditation function with the adoption of the first standards in 1919.  Additional standards for programs in accountancy were adopted in 1980. AACSB International members approved mission-linked accreditation standards and the peer review process in 1991. In 2003, members approved a revised set of standards that are relevant and applicable to all business programs globally and which support and encourage excellence in management education worldwide.

Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. Institutional accreditation reviews entire colleges and universities. Specialized agencies award accreditation for professional programs and academic units in particular fields of study. As a specialized agency, AACSB International grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs.

Any appropriately authorized collegiate institution offering degrees in business administration and accounting may volunteer for AACSB International accreditation review.

Find out more about AACSB Accreditation Standards.

As an¬†AACSB Accredited¬†program, EKU’s College of Business is pleased to share success metrics. We are challenged to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout our business programs and are pleased to report performance indicators such as graduation and retention rates, placement of our students, starting salaries, etc.

College of Business Enrollment and Retention Before 2017

Year (Fall)  Enrollment Number Retention Rate
 2016 1,151 72.4%
2015 1,084 73.2%
2014 1,009 64.7%
2013 988 68.3%
2012 996 68.3%
2011 970 72.3%


College of Business Four-Year and Six-Year Graduation Rates Before 2013

Cohort Term Four-Year Graduation Rate  Six-Year Graduation Rate
2012 22.4  
2011 25.0  
2010 29.4 44.9
2009 20.8 45.1
2008 20.2 41.9
2007 16.8 69.7
2006   37.7
2005   38.4

College of Business

521 Lancaster Avenue
BTC 214, Business and Technology Center
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1409
Fax: 859-622-1413

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