AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith was first accredited by AACSB in 2013. The school is now preparing for its first continuous improvement review with a peer team visit scheduled for 2018-19.


What Is AACSB?

AACSB International is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of excellence for post-secondary business education programs.


What Does This Accreditation Mean?

Only 5 percent of business programs in the world hold this accreditation. AACSB schools have the highest quality faculty, offer a relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools. Accreditation ensures a sound investment of time and money.


Why You Should Care

An AACSB accreditation puts any educational program into elite company.  Because AACSB-accredited schools go through such a rigorous process to earn their accreditation, employers often give preference to graduates from these schools. These programs feature the best faculty, helping to attract the best students, which in turn leads to greater employer recruiting.


Often graduates of AACSB programs earn higher salaries than their counterparts from non-accredited schools. If you graduate from an AACSB-accredited business school such as the College of Business at UAFS, you will start your career with the knowledge and skills that employers want, which is an edge you need to succeed in a dynamic and ever changing business world.


Our Promise

Transformation is our business... It’s more than a slogan to us.


The UAFS College of Business promises to provide students with the opportunity to develop the tools and knowledge — focusing on global perspectives, leadership abilities, networking talents, and professional development skills — necessary to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive, fast-paced business environment.


Transformation is about you… you, joining with us, to help you become the prepared business professional you need to be to compete.


Our educational experience will provide you with the tools you need for success: real-world leadership experience, applied business knowledge, national and global awareness, and skill-based professional development opportunities.


Our AACSB accreditation is a compelling piece of evidence that the College of Business can fulfill its promise of transforming you into a skillful and competent business professional.


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