About the Office of Accreditation

Accreditation Office of CSULB COB

The Office of Accreditation at COB (the College of Business) provides the essential services to assure that COB is ready when the AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) review team arrives in 2019 and any subsequent visits in every 5-year review cycle. 

"Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multi-year path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement." - from AACSB.EDU

AACSB’s Accreditations consist of four main elements:

  1. Strategic Planning,
  2. Faculty Qualifications and Sufficiency data and tracking,  
  3. Assurance of Learning Plans and Report Reviews
  4. EII - Engagement Impact Innovation - reporting and tracking

The Office of Accreditation initiates seamless coordination among various stakeholders including administrators, faculty, staff, and students in order to deliver an exemplary AACSB 5-year maintenance report to satisfy the standards for all three main elements.