Freeman earns AACSB re-accreditation

August 28, 2019

Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the leading accrediting body for university business education, announced today that the accreditation of Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business has been extended for another five years.

The re-accreditation culminates a multi-year process in which a team comprising deans from peer institutions reviewed nearly every facet of school operations. In addition to studying data submitted by the school, the re-accreditation team visited the Freeman School to meet with constituents and collect additional information.

“It’s very gratifying to earn a vote of confidence from your peers,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School. “The extension of our accreditation is confirmation that we are meeting the goals we set out to achieve and fulfilling our mission as an institution of teaching, research and service. I offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone here at the Freeman School who helped facilitate this rigorous and demanding process.”

For over a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education and has been earned by only 5% of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher.

“AACSB congratulates Tulane University,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide, and the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,700 member organizations and over 850 accredited business schools worldwide. Tulane University is one of the 17 founding members of AACSB.