If you’re currently searching for a business school to apply to you’re probably hearing
a lot about accreditation and rankings. Hopefully, the businesses schools you’re looking
at are accredited. So, what is accreditation and why is it important?
Accreditation is a voluntary process to review of a school’s mission, faculty qualifications, and curricula, and the process includes self-evaluations, peer-reviews, committee reviews, and the development of in-depth strategic plans. Accreditation ensures that students are learning material most relevant to their field of study, preparing them to be effective leaders upon graduation.*
Basically, accreditation provides a kind of ‘checks and balances’ system to be sure your business school is going to challenge you and meet high education standards.
So, why AACSB? There are many reasons for choosing an AACSB-accredited school. You can find more information on their website http://bestbizschools.aacsb.edu/aacsb-accredited. Below are a few of our favorites:
• AACSB is the longest serving global associationdedicated to advancing management education worldwide
• AACSB-accredited-schools account for more than 90%of ranked schools globally!
• AACSB accredits 755of the world’s best business schools across 51countries and territories.
• AACSB-accredited school alumni say their education increased their earning powerand are satisfied with their current earnings
“ACSB accreditation is akin to the “Good Housekeeping seal of approval” for business schools,” said Jim Parrish, Director of MBA Programs. “Less than 5% of business schools and accounting programs world-wide are AACSB accredited and prospective students should pay close attention to this designation when on their graduate school search. The amount of effort and resources put towards being AACSB accredited give students the comfort in knowing that their school of choice has been vetted and evaluated internally and externally.”
We encourage you to not only pick an accredited school, but even more to check out
the broad list of AACSB-accredited schools. The Harbert College of Business at Auburn
University is proud to be accredited by AACSB.