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The Barney School is 1 of 711 business schools worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This places us in the top 5 percent of all business schools.

AAACSB Accreditation ACSB-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. It is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

AACSB-International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting. Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs.

AACSB-International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty.
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

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The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has landed a spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016” ranking.  Bloomberg has ranked undergraduate business programs since 2006. The Barney School is one of just 17 undergraduate business programs nationwide to join the list this year, and one of only 114 nationwide that earned a ranking in 2016.The full report is available on the Bloomberg website. Read more.

The Barney School of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The company features the Barney School in the 2017 edition of its book, The Best 295 Business Schools (Random House/Princeton Review, October 8, 2016).


The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has made its way into the prestigious U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate Business Schools — Part-time MBA” ranking for 2018. This year, over 300 business schools sought to be ranked by U.S. News. The Barney School was among the 221 ranked part-time MBA programs, and ended up tied with Providence College and Rochester Institute of Technology, and ahead of regional competitors such as Clark University, Marist College, St. John’s University, and UMass-Boston. See the U.S. News website for more information on the “Best Graduate Business Schools — Part-time MBA” results.

The University of Hartford's Barney School of Business is ranked in the top 20 of risk and insurance programs in the United States. The ranking was reported by Business Insurance magazine in the "Top U.S. College Risk Management and Insurance Undergraduate Programs."

The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has been ranked third on the Hartford Business Journal's list of the largest MBA programs in Connecticut, and has been listed as one of the nation's "Best Business Schools" by the Princeton Review. Read more.

Barney School of Business Accounting Degree Ranked in Top 25

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