Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
|Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) was founded in 1916 to accredit schools of business worldwide. The first accreditations took place in 1919. The stated mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. It is regarded as the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community. In 1991, the AACSB adopted new accreditation standards that were more flexible.
For many years, only North American business schools were accredited by AACSB (at that time, AACSB stood for American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business). It was an early supporter of internationalizing business education. The first school outside North America to be accredited was the top French business school ESSEC, in 1997. In 2009, AACSB opened its first regional headquarters in Singapore. Indian School of Business is the first South Asian institute to have the accreditation.
Its founding members include Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, New York University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, Tulane University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Nebraska, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, The University of Texas, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Yale University.
As of December 2012, AACSB has accredited more than 650 institutions in nearly 50 countries and territories. An institution can be accredited in business, or in both business and accountancy.
- IÉSEG School of Management (France)
- Cardiff University (United Kingdom)
- ESC Rennes School of Business (France)
- Imperial College Business School (United Kingdom)
- Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia)
- Missouri University of Science and Technology (United States)
- National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand)
- Southern University at New Orleans (United States)
- The University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
- University of Bradford (United Kingdom)
- University of Dallas (United States)
- University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
AACSB membership should not be confused with AACSB accreditation, as the organization has more members than accredited institutions.
See also 
- "AACSB Accreditation Standards". aacsb.edu. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
- AACSB Homepage
- Brian Burnsed (March 15, 2011). "Top M.B.A. Programs Embrace Online Education". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- Maureen Casile and Alison Davis-Blake. "When Accreditation Standards Change: Factors Affecting Differential Responsiveness of Public and Private Organizations". The Academy of Management Journal (Academy of Management) (Vol. 45, No. 1 (Feb., 2002)): 182–184. JSTOR 3069291.
- John Thanopoulos and Ivan R. Vernon. "International Business Education in the AACSB Schools". Journal of International Business Studies (Palgrave Macmillan Journals) (Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring, 1987)): 91–98. JSTOR 155045.
- AACSB International opens headquarters in Singapore
- AACSB International
- "Accredited Institutions". aacsb.edu. Retrieved April 2, 2011.