Lubar School of Business Extends AACSB Accreditation in Business and Accounting Programs

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has extended its accreditation with AACSB International for another five years, signifying continuing high quality and innovation in the School’s programs, faculty, and partnerships.  The Lubar School has been accredited by AACSB since 1970, and has held supplemental accreditation in accounting since 2016.

This distinction places the Lubar School among an elite group of business schools worldwide – with less than five percent of the world’s business programs accredited by AACSB.  Only 810 institutions across more than 50 countries hold AACSB Accreditation, and just 23% of those have earned additional accreditation for their accounting programs.

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

The accreditation review process focuses on how the school implements its mission-driven strategic plan based on a set of quality standards and a rigorous, peer-reviewed evaluation.

“The Lubar School’s mission emphasizes high quality programs to prepare our students for 21st century careers, delivered by outstanding scholar-teachers, and involving wide-ranging partnerships with businesses in the region,” said V. Kanti Prasad, Dean of the Lubar School of Business.  “We continuously strive to achieve these objectives, and are proud that AACSB recognizes the Lubar School’s high level of quality and accomplishments.”

In its report, AACSB’s peer review team particularly noted the Lubar School’s commitment to student achievement and teaching, deep partnerships with business and alumni, and its rich scholarly environment.