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Accreditation

SPU is fully accredited by the Washington State Board of Education and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The School of Business, Government, and Economics at SPU is also accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

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. The SPU School of Business, Government, and Economics was the first member of the over 100-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to achieve this level of distinction.

Initial AACSB accreditation was granted in 2000 and was reaffirmed in 2010. This accreditation applies to all Accounting, Business Administration, and Information Systems Management programs at SPU.

What Is AACSB?

AACSB International is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other groups devoted to the advancement of management education. It has members in more than 70 countries. Members include educational institutions offering business programs, as well as nonprofit and other organizations seeking to connect with, or support, business education worldwide.

Founded in 1916, the organization assists member organizations with the ongoing improvement of their business programs and schools. Through research and initiatives, AACSB International helps identify challenges and trends facing business education today. It also educates students, their families, and others about accreditation and how to choose a quality business degree program. AACSB International does not accredit two-year or vocational business education programs.

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AACSB International represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

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