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Higher Learning Commission

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This organization oversees the educational offerings of schools and universities in the north central region of the United States. 

Higher Learning Commission accredited

AACSB Accreditation

Less than five percent of business schools are AACSB accredited. We’re part of that elite group.

Ohio University's College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the benchmark for the best business education in the world.  

AACSB accredited

Being an accredited college of business is something that’s earned. And it doesn’t come easy. Every five years a comprehensive review is held by OHIO’s College of Business, its peer colleges, and an accreditation committee to ensure continuous improvement. AACSB-accredited business schools are assessed on their mission, faculty qualifications, curriculum and strategic plan for the next five years. It’s a strict evaluation and not every business school receives this recognition, but that’s what makes it valuable.  

Of more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, less than five percent are AACSB accredited, and less than one percent are accredited at the undergraduate, graduate and accountancy levels.  

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COSMA Accreditation

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. 

The sport management degree program(s) at Ohio University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The following degree programs are accredited by COSMA through September 2027:

The Department of Sports Administration (DSA) continually evaluates its undergraduate and graduate curricula in order to maintain its status as a leader in sport management education. Below, are the learning outcomes that guide DSA curricular decision-making. These learning outcomes are tied to the overall learning outcomes of the College of Business and drive the course level learning outcomes in DSA classes. 

As part of our ongoing efforts, we publish our COSMA information in order to further our efforts and make them known to our stakeholders. Our COSMA profile data, program-level intended outcomes, and operational effectiveness goals are available online. 

View COSMA Profile Data [PDF] Sports Admin Goals & Learning Outcomes

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