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The Washington State University Carson College of Business is accredited at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accreditation organization for business programs.

AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, businesses, not-for-profits, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business administration and management. The AACSB accreditation standards are used as the basis to evaluate a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas. AACSB accreditation assures students that the business school is providing a top-quality education. It also assures employers that AACSB-accredited business school graduates have been prepared to perform on day one.


Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer-review process. Accredited colleges or universities have the necessary resources to achieve their stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, are substantially doing so, and give reasonable evidence that they will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Accreditation by the NWCCU applies to the institution as a whole. Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.