Michigan University’s School of Accounting is AACSB Accredited (www.aacsb.edu), one of only approximately 180 schools
of accounting in the world to achieve this
accreditation. AACSB Accreditation Standards are used as the basis to evaluate
a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and
contributions, programs, and other critical areas.
The accreditation ensures
students and parents that we are providing a top-quality education. It also
ensures employers that our graduates are ready to perform on day one.
Additionally, the accreditation provides many benefits to the School of
Accounting as it attracts higher quality students, provides greater research
opportunities, and allows for global recognition.
students and parents should be assured by our accreditation that we have the
highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide
educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business
schools. One might say selecting a business school is similar to purchasing a
home. Since it is such a large investment, you wouldn't purchase a home unless
it had been inspected. AACSB Accreditation is a lot like a home inspection, but
for business schools. It helps to ensure that a business school has qualified
faculty, rigorous curriculum that will teach skills that employers require, and
proper assessment of learning processes in place.
part of our accreditation process requires us to establish Student Learning
Outcomes (SLOs), which are defined goals that we believe our students should be
proficient at upon graduation. Central Michigan’s School of Accounting
established that its graduates, upon graduation, should be able to:
1.) Apply technology to solve accounting
critical thinking/problem-solving skills to make appropriate accounting decisions.
3.) Analyze and communicate business and financial information effectively.
4.) Understand the professional
responsibilities, ethical standards, and regulatory
environment of accountants
5.) Demonstrate competency in core accounting concepts and knowledge.
When you decide
to major in accounting at Central Michigan University, you should know that you
are receiving one of the best educations in the world. For more information
please see the AACSB’s website (www.AACSB.edu) or contact the School of Accounting at