Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Achieves Reaffirmation of International Accreditation

March 4, 2024

Baylor University has achieved reaffirmation of accreditation of its bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs in both business administration and accounting by recent ratification of the Board of Directors of AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.

“It is gratifying to have earned renewal of this seal of approval,” said Sandeep Mazumder, the William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “This is testimony to the unceasing drive of the faculty and staff for ongoing continuous improvement in all aspects of our programs.” 

AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process that includes a rigorous external review of a school's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. Schools are evaluated on the following dimensions:

  • Commitment to upholding and advancing the highest quality programs
  • Connection to businesses to develop the talent they are looking to hire today and the future
  • Relevance of curriculum and learning materials to students’ field of study and to today’s workforce
  • Societal impact, with a focus on global prosperity and creating impactful leaders
  • Quality in the highest-caliber faculty, leading-edge courses and innovative programs
  • Employing a continuous improvement framework for constant measurement of success

Baylor was first admitted with a provisional associate membership in the AACSB in 1950, associate membership in 1953, and on May 9, 1959, the school achieved unconditional full membership in the AACSB. In each five-year period of review since then, the Hankamer School of Business accreditation has been evaluated extended.