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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.

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 2014 edition of its book, The Best 295 Business Schools (Random House/Princeton Review, October 8, 2013).

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president/publisher, "We recommend the Barney School of Business as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree. We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools that rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book."

The University of Hartford is ranked #2 among U.S. colleges and universities in insurer hiring of 2012-13 graduates of undergraduate risk management and insurance programs.  The ranking was reported by Business Insurance magazine in the "Top U.S. College Risk Management and Insurance Undergraduate Programs" section of its December 2013 print edition.

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