Rankings and Accreditation

Attend a Nationally Ranked, Business School with Dual Accreditation

Ranking organizations regularly recognize our programs and overall quality of experiences in the College of Business Administration (CBA).

Rankings - Graduate Programs

The CBA's graduate programs have been included in The Princeton Review's list of Best Business Schools every year since 2005. Schools are recognized on the basis of high quality academic programs and the favorable opinions of students, who rate and report their campus experiences.

Graduate rankings include:

Rankings - Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs also are regularly recognized by national ranking organizations, including:
  • U.S. News ranked the CBA as one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation in 2011. This ranking is based solely on peer assessment. U.S. News surveys deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by AACSB International and asks them to rate the quality of all programs with which they were familiar.
  • The Public Accounting Report (PAR) ranked the CBA’s undergraduate accounting program number 22 in the nation in 2010, up from 24 in 2009. The rankings are based on a survey of more than 1,500 accounting educators.

Dual Accreditation by AACSB

Since 1966, the CBA has been accredited by AACSB International accreditation, which is the hallmark of excellence in management education and represents the highest achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of business schools in the world – 579 out of 12,000 – have achieved this recognition. Furthermore, the CBA is one of only 173 business schools that have attained additional specialized accreditation for their accounting programs.

Schools are accredited based on 21 standards relating to the quality of faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

Accreditation confirms the CBA's commitment to quality and continuous improvement. It assures our prospective students, alumni, the academy, and our community that the college:

  • Manages its resources to achieve our mission of preparing competent and responsible business professionals and leaders ;
  • Advances business and management knowledge through faculty research and scholarship;
  • Provides high quality teaching and current curricula;
  • Cultivates meaningful interactions between our students and faculty;
  • Produces graduates who have achieved specific learning goals in our subject matter

Learn more about why AACSB Accreditation matters in choosing a business school.