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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofAccounting

AACSB Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the most widely accepted and highly regarded accreditation agency for degree programs in accounting.

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AACSB accreditation signifies that our department maintains international standards of excellence specifically designed for undergraduate accounting programs. Many universities find these accounting standards difficult to meet. While more than 550 universities have business programs that are accredited by the AACSB, less than 170 of these universities have separately accredited accounting programs.

The Santa Clara University undergraduate accounting program is one of only five AACSB-accredited accounting programs in California (and the only accredited accounting program in Northern California). Our department is committed to continuous improvement in curriculum, faculty, and student quality.