School of Business and Economics Earns Reaccreditation by AACSB International

International Benchmarking Organization Cites Excellence in Business Education Following Comprehensive Peer Review
May 18, 2017

Rohnert Park, California - The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced that it received a full extension of its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) through 2022. The multi-year continuous improvement process involved an exhaustive internal review and peer evaluation. Standards outlined by AACSB International require demonstration of excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.


"This achievement is the result of hard work and dedication by faculty, staff, students, and our entire community. It signals that an education from SSU meets rigorous international standards and can compete on quality with the best business schools in the world," Dr. William S. Silver, Dean of the School of Business and Economics said.

SBE was joined by a group of 78 business schools that earned an extension of their business accreditation in April, including University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; Harvard University; Copenhagen Business School in Denmark; Maastricht University in the Netherlands; and University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. AACSB International was founded in 1916 and is considered the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. 

For more information about SBE's reaccreditation by AACSB International, or for information regarding SBE programs and degrees, please visit or call (707) 664-2377.