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What is AACSB Accreditation?

What is the AACSB? Do I really need an MBA degree that is accredited by them?

The AACSB is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. It is a voluntary, non-governmental accrediting agency that oversees the standardization of collegiate schools of business and accounting nationwide.

The AACSB has served as the academic watchdog of university business programs since 1916. Because of its longevity, many venerable Ivy League business schools are accredited by the AACSB. Stanford University, Yale University and Duke University, for example, all operate AACSB accredited business schools.

Among academics and corporate headhunters, the AACSB is considered the gold standard of business school accreditation.

Only about 30 percent of business schools in the USA carry AACSB accreditation.

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