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The Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) awarded accreditation to the Leavey School of Business in 1953, one of the first professional schools of business to be awarded this recognition. 

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The MBA program was recognized with accreditation in 1959, the first-year graduate business students were enrolled at Santa Clara University. The Executive MBA program was accredited in 1999, the year students were enrolled there, and the Accelerated MBA program received recognition in the year of its inception, 2007.

Our four MS programs as well as our undergraduate business programs fall under the Leavey School’s general accreditation by AACSB.

The Accounting Department earned separate accreditation from AACSB International in 1996, and is one of only five collegiate accounting departments in California to be so recognized.

 

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“Our students are in high demand in the competitive Silicon Valley environment and we are the destination of choice for Silicon Valley companies. Our faculty ensure that our students are provided with an excellent, well-rounded business education and our students are well equipped for the challenges they will face in their careers.” 
Caryn Beck-Dudley;

Dean Leavey School of Business

Engagement, Innovation, Impact

 

Engagement, Innovation, Impact

Engagement Innovation Impact Impact

What We Do.

Our New Methods and Processes to Do What We Do.

The Effect of What We Do. The Impact of What We Do.  
       

 

The Big Picture

Where Are We Going?  Who Are We? How Will We Get There? How Will We Measure Progress? How Will We Recalibrate Along The Way?

Our Mission. Our Strategic Plan.

We Deploy Resources.  We Engage in Activities. 

Our Impact.   We Change Direction.  We Change Activities.  We Change Resources.   
       


 

Our Mission Is Our Driver

Mission Strategic Goals Activities Impact

Distinctive.  Expected Outcomes.

Defining needed inputs. 

Engagement.  Innovation. Outputs.  Outcomes.   
       


 

Accreditation Circle

 

Timeline

 

Continuous Improvement Review Time Line

Year 5 Year Program Currently In Year 3
1 2016-2017 Review and Refine Strategic Management Plan Complete Key Data and Accreditation Data Sections for prior year.
2 2017-2018 Review and Refine Strategic Management Plan Complete Key Data and Accreditation Data Sections for prior year.
3 2018-2019 Review and Refine Strategic Management Plan.  Submit Continuous Review, CIRC or AAC rules on exclusions and scope of the accreditation visit. Complete Key Data and Accreditation Data Sections for prior year.  Date and Peer Review Team Nomination request form to AACSB
4 2019-2020 Review and Refine Strategic Management Plan.   Complete Key Data and Accreditation Data Sections for prior year.  Peer Review Team and visit date confirmed.  Begin communication with Peer Review Team.
5 2020-2021 Review and Refine Strategic Management Plan. Distribute report 60 days prior to visit. Continuous Improvement Review Complete Key Data and Accreditation Data Sections for prior year. Accreditation Statistical Reports distributed by AACSB team 60 days prior to visit.  **Peer Review Team Visit.


 

AACSB Fifteen Standards for Business Accreditation

 

Strategic Management and Innovation

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard 1 Mission, Impact, and Innovation Deepening our understanding of mission
Standard 2 Intellectual Contributions & Alignment with Mission Beyond counting: valuing the impact and quality of scholarship
Standard 3 Financing Strategies & Allocation of Resources Financial strategies to sustain quality and innovation


 

Participants: Students, Faculty, and Professional Staff

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard 4 Student Admissions, Progression, & Career Development Supporting student academic and professional success
Standard 5 Faculty Sufficiency & Deployment Ensuring an appropriate level of engaged faculty
Standard 6 Faculty Management & Support Enabling the development of highly effective faculty
Standard 7 Professional Staff Sufficiency & Development Recognizing the increasing importance of professional staff


 

Learning and Teaching

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard 8 Curricula Management & Assurance of Learning Giving context to assurance of learning
Standard 9 Curriculum Content Fostering innovation with flexible guidance and clarified expectations
Standard 10 Student-Faculty Interactions Articulating a central expectation across teaching and learning models
Standard 11 Degree Program Educational Level, Structure, & Equivalence Protecting the integrity of accredited degree programs
Standard 12 Teaching Effectiveness Developing teaching skills in a changing environment


 

Academic and Professional Engagement

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard 13 Student Academic & Professional Engagement Fostering student involvement in both academic and experiential learning
Standard 14 Executive Education Elevating scholarship and developing intersections between theory and practice
Standard 15 Financing Strategies & Allocation of Resources Financial strategies to sustain quality and innovation


 

Act With Power

We come together built on a mission of enlightenment, innovation and creativity. To push one another to undertake our own discoveries.  Together we will challenge our core foundations in order to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact.

AACSB Six Standards for Accounting Accreditation

Strategic Management and Innovation

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard
A1
Accounting Academic Unit Mission, Impact, & Innovation Deepening our understanding of mission
Standard
A2
Accounting Intellectual Contributions & Alignment with Mission Beyond counting: valuing the impact and quality of scholarship
Standard
A3
Financing Strategies & Allocation of Resources Financial strategies to sustain quality and innovation


 

Learning and Teaching

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard
A4
Accounting Curricula Content, Management & Assurance of Learning Fostering innovation with flexible guidance and clarified expectations; Giving context to assurance of learning
Standard
A5
Information Technology Skills, Agility, & Knowledge Providing learning experiences that develop skills and knowledge related to the integration of information technology


 

Academic and Professional Engagement

Category Standard Area Standard Description
Standard
A6
Accounting Faculty Sufficiency, Credentials, Qualifications, & Deployment  Standards Overview,  Business StandardsAccounting Standard Elevating scholarship and developing intersections between theory and practice  


 

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We challenge our core foundations to connect with diverse partners as co-creators of knowledge, to develop new expertise as HUBS of lifelong learning, to overcome complex questions and challenges as leaders on leadership, and to act as catalysts for innovation to contribute as enablers of global prosperity.