Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) was established by its members (participating higher education institutions and organizations) in 1916 as a non-profit organization to accredit business schools throughout the world. The first business school was accredited by AACSB in 1919. The primary purpose of AACSB, as stated on their official website, is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation. Among the academic community, AACSB accreditation is considered the benchmark for business education quality. In the early 1990s, the AACSB modified its accreditation standards to permit more flexibility than had been provided previously.

See which business schools have current AACSB accreditation

For several years, AACSB stood for “American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business” and was only responsible for accrediting business schools in North America. Later the association’s name was officially changed to “Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business” and it wasn’t until 1997 that the association started accrediting business schools in other regions of the world. The first international business school to be accredited by AACSB was the renowned French business school ESSEC. AACSB established its first international headquarters in Singapore in 2009. As the association has expanded internationally, it has taken on the pseudonym of AACSB International.

Founding members of AACSB include the following educational institutions:

To date, AACSB has accredited nearly 650 education institutions worldwide. Of the 650 accredited institutions, roughly 500 are located in the United States and Canada, and the remaining 150 are spread across 43 countries and 6 continents. AACSB offers two accreditations, one in business and another in both business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation Standards

AACSB’s first accreditation standards were adopted in 1919, three years after AACSB was established. While AACSB standards today are similar to what they were nearly a hundred years ago, they have evolved and been revised on a regular basis to ensure quality and continuous improvement in collegiate business education. AACSB Accreditation Standards were last revised in 2010 and updated in 2012. You can view AACSB Business Standards 2012 Update here.

It’s important not to confuse being a AACSB member with being AACSB accredited. AACSB has many more members than accredited institutions. Before enrolling in a prospective business school you should check to see if their program is accredited by AACSB at http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/AccreditedMembers.asp.

Online MBA Business and Accounting Programs With AACSB Accreditation 2015-2016

School NameAACSB Accred. StatusInst. ControlOffer M, genOffer M, spcIS Tuition – MBAOOS Tuition – MBA
Abilene Christian University, College of Business AdministrationBusinessPrivateXX $25,200 $25,200
American University, Kogod School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $79,710 $79,710
Arkansas State University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $12,076 $20,658
Arkansas Tech University, School of BusinessBusinessPublicX $29,184 $54,240
Ashridge Business SchoolBusinessPrivateXX $32,500 $32,500
Aston University, Aston Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $25,250 $25,250
Baltimore, University of, Robert G. Merrick School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $31,600 $42,976
Birmingham, University of, Birmingham Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $22,590 $22,590
Bond University, Faculty of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $52,860 $52,860
Bradford, University of, School of ManagementBusinessPublicXX $25,500 $25,500
California State University, San Bernardino, College of Business and Public AdministrationBusinessPublicXX $13,899 $22,827
California State University, Stanislaus, College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $24,330 $36,606
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $121,536 $121,536
Central Arkansas, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicXX $9,129 $16,420
Cincinnati, University of, Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $31,437 $43,194
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, College of Business Administration and Information SciencesBusinessPublicX $22,407 $32,571
Clarkson University, Clarkson School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $55,956 $55,956
Colorado State University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $36,016 $63,152
Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of, College of Bus and Admin and Grad School of Bus AdminBusinessPublicXX
Columbus State University, D. Abbott Turner College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $10,245 $32,745
Dallas, University of, College of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $37,500 $37,500
Dominican University, Brennan School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $51,300 $51,300
Drexel University, Bennett S. LeBow College of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $64,000 $64,000
Durham University, Durham University Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $25,000 $25,000
East Carolina University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $22,703 $56,340
Emporia State University, School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $11,196 $28,440
Fayetteville State University, School of Business and EconomicsBusinessPublicX
Florida Atlantic University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $16,642 $46,080
Florida Gulf Coast University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $13,442 $46,824
Frostburg State University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $17,568 $21,492
Georgia College & State University, J. Whitney Bunting School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX
Georgia Southwestern State University, School of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $8,484 $8,484
Governors State University, School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $12,207 $22,251
Houston-Victoria, University of, School of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicXX $20,890 $39,610
Illinois at Springfield, University of, College of Business and ManagementBusinessPublicXX $34,772 $62,452
Jacksonville State University, College of Commerce and Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $11,730 $22,860
Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business SchoolBusinessPrivateXX $109,500 $109,500
Lamar University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $17,600 $31,640
Longwood University, College of Business and EconomicsBusinessPublicX $20,196 $40,536
Marist College, School of ManagementBusinessPrivateX $36,200 $36,200
Maryland, University of, Robert H. Smith School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $89,110 $106,930
Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of, Charlton College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $22,368 $32,405
Massachusetts-Lowell, University of, Manning School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $27,598 $48,956
Michigan-Dearborn, University of, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $39,813 $63,221
Michigan-Flint, University of, School of ManagementBusinessPublicXX $28,091 $34,559
Midwestern State University, Dillard College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $10,529 $12,674
Morehead State University, College of Business and TechnologyBusinessPublicX $17,370 $17,370
Murray State Univ, The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $28,920 $40,740
New Hampshire, University of, Peter T. Paul College of Business and EconomicsBusinessPublicXX $29,953 $43,953
New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of ManagementBusinessPublicXX $41,832 $57,600
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of, Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $80,222 $115,018
North Dakota, University of, College of Business and Public AdministrationBusinessPublicXX $12,296 $28,795
Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $88,991 $88,991
Open University, Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $16,965 $-
Otago, University of, Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $37,440 $37,440
Pennsylvania State University at Erie, Behrend College, Sam and Irene Black School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $42,720 $65,060
Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and ManagementBusinessPrivateXX $93,840 $93,840
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Centrum Catolica Graduate Business SchoolBusinessPrivateXX $22,700 $22,700
Prairie View A & M University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX
Queens University of Charlotte, McColl School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX
Quinnipiac University, School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $45,310 $45,310
Radford University, College of Business and EconomicsBusinessPublicX $21,322 $39,722
Robert Morris University, School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $31,500 $31,500
Rochester Institute of Tech, Saunders College of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $82,504 $82,504
Rowan University, Rohrer College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $31,028 $31,028
Rutgers-State University of New Jersey-Camden, School of Business at CamdenBusinessPublicX $43,365 $70,791
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Department of Business ManagementBusinessPublicXX $31,398 $51,346
Saginaw Valley State University, College of Business and ManagementBusinessPublicX $20,488 $38,542
Sam Houston State University, College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicXX $14,055 $28,095
Scranton, University of, Arthur J. Kania School of ManagementBusinessPrivateXX $34,040 $34,040
Shippensburg University, John L. Grove College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $18,210 $25,620
South Dakota, University of, Beacom School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $13,462 $22,996
Southeast Missouri State University, Donald L. Harrison College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $9,785 $17,292
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, John Massey School of BusinessBusinessPublicX $11,880 $22,074
Southern Arkansas University, College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $18,996 $26,436
Southern University and A&M College, College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $28,884 $50,000
Southern Utah University, School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $13,206 $35,500
St. Thomas-Minnesota, University of, Opus College of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $67,400 $67,400
State University of New York at Oswego – School of BusinessBusinessPublicX $23,435 $33,890
Stevens Institute of Technology, School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $73,148 $73,148
Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of ManagementBusinessPrivateXX $118,074 $118,074
Tennessee at Martin, University of, College of Business and Public AffairsBusinessPublicX $20,444 $49,894
Texas A&M University-Commerce, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $11,465 $22,085
Texas Southern University, Jesse H. Jones School of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $14,242 $24,642
Texas at Tyler, University of, College of Business and TechBusinessPublicXX
Texas of the Permian Basin, University of, College of Business and EngineeringBusinessPublicXX $12,140 $27,876
Texas-Rio Grande Valley, The University of, College of Business and EntrepreneurshipBusinessPublicXX $12,738 $26,778
The University of LiverpoolBusinessPublicXX $13,400 $13,400
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State UniversityBusinessPrivateXX
University of North AlabamaBusinessPublicX $12,421 $12,421
Valdosta State University, Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicXX $10,450 $29,424
Virginia-Darden, University of, Darden School of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $116,300 $122,300
Warwick Business SchoolBusinessPublicXX $33,000 $33,000
West Chester University, College of Business and Public ManagementBusinessPublicX $16,260 $24,375
West Florida, University of, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $12,461 $34,229
West Texas A & M UniversityBusinessPublicXX $14,500 $16,800
Western New England University, College of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX
Widener University, School of Business AdministrationBusinessPrivateXX $33,056 $33,056
Wisconsin Oshkosh, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $25,200 $40,470
Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of, College of BusinessBusinessPublicX $15,777 $31,038
Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $12,488 $24,900
Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of, College of Business and EconomicsBusinessPublicXX $18,236 $36,548
Worcester Polytech Institute, Robert A. Foisie School of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $67,584 $67,584
Wyoming, University of, College of BusinessBusinessPublicXX $22,525 $32,925
Xavier University, Williams College of BusinessBusinessPrivateXX $31,161 $31,161
Youngstown State University, Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business AdministrationBusinessPublicX $19,890 $29,640
Akron, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX25,48540,167
Alabama at Birmingham, University of, Collat School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX18,64340,934
Alabama, University of, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX27,25262,100
Alaska Fairbanks, University of, School of ManagementBusiness and AccountingPublicXX17,05030,809
Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX53,24872,032
Arizona, University of, Eller College of ManagementBusiness and AccountingPublicXX53,60291,162
Arkansas, University of, Sam M. Walton College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX29,18669,696
Auburn University, Raymond J. Harbert College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX24,11651,500
Baylor University, Hankamer School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX68,43768,437
Bentley UniversityBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX73,91573,915
Boise State University, College of Business and EconomicsBusiness and AccountingPublicXX16,33244,432
California State University, Fullerton, Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and EconomicsBusiness and AccountingPublicXX33,00033,000
Colorado, Denver, University of, Business SchoolBusiness and AccountingPublicXX40,25040,250
Connecticut, University of, School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX28,28365,890
Creighton University, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX
Delaware, University of, Alfred Lerner College of Business and EconomicsBusiness and AccountingPublicXX13,50018,000
Denver, University of, Daniels College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX99,91899,918
East Tennessee State University, College of Business and TechBusiness and AccountingPublicXX19,24247,070
Eastern Illinois University, School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicX13,26326,430
Florida International University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX35,00040,000
Florida State University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX21,64450,057
Florida, University of, Warrington College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX26,47361,259
George Washington University, School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX96,85596,855
Georgia Southern University, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX17,53042,370
Georgia, The University of, Terry College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX30,90067,536
Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX56,16556,165
Houston-Clear Lake, University of, School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX18,26435,664
Illinois at Chicago, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX47,54472,024
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX53,65676,760
Indiana University, Bloomington/Indianapolis, Kelley School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX55,20293,122
Iowa State University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX21,90447,780
James Madison University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX
Kansas State University, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX26,68151,568
Kennesaw State University, Coles College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX18,82234,700
Louisiana Tech University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX14,64033,246
Louisiana at Monroe, University of, College of Business and Social SciencesBusiness and AccountingPublicX16,37035,125
Marshall University, Lewis College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX14,22832,204
Massachusetts, Amherst, University of, Eugene M. Isenberg School of ManagementBusiness and AccountingPublicXX29,50859,948
Memphis, University of, Fogelman College of Business and EconomicsBusiness and AccountingPublicXX22,40839,455
Miami, University of, School of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX91,74891,748
Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Bus and Eli Broad Grad School of MgtBusiness and AccountingPublicXX56,62689,790
Middle Tennessee State University, Jones College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX18,03629,396
Mississippi, University of, School of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicX17,85040,569
Missouri State University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX11,29119,739
Nebraska-Lincoln, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX
New Mexico State University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX9,88230,215
New Orleans, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX20,68447,562
Nicholls State University, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicX15,00032,570
North Carolina State University, Poole College of ManagementBusiness and AccountingPublicXX21,26635,440
North Carolina, University of, at Greensboro, Bryan School of Business & EconomicsBusiness and AccountingPublicXX24,07554,335
North Texas, University of, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX17,66631,054
Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX62,278104,191
Ohio University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicX19,08834,872
Oklahoma State University, Spears School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX15,08641,625
Old Dominion University, Strome College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX21,39348,073
Oregon State University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX20,71533,351
Rider University, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX33,81033,810
Salisbury University, Franklin P. Perdue School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicX13,08021,750
South Alabama, University of, Mitchell College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX18,22236,444
South Carolina, University of, Darla Moore School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX43,34271,780
South Florida St. Petersburg, University of, Kate Tiedemann College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX23,36038,643
Southern California, University of, Marshall School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX116,229116,229
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, College of Business and AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX22,33343,004
Southern Mississippi, University of, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX14,68832,408
St. Joseph's University, Erivan K. Haub School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX32,14232,142
Stetson University, School of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX28,29028,290
Suffolk University, Sawyer Business SchoolBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX73,53573,535
Tennessee Tech University, College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicX18,66039,840
Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of, College of Business AdministrationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX19,34051,576
Texas at Dallas, University of, Naveen Jindal School of ManagementBusiness and AccountingPublicXX39,54368,836
Toledo, University of, College of Business and InnovationBusiness and AccountingPublicXX21,82336,805
Utah State University, Jon M. Huntsman School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX26,68543,301
Villanova University, Villanova School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPrivateXX
Washington State University, Carson College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicX22,34937,757
West Georgia, University of, Richards College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX13,02737,344
West Virginia University, College of Business and EconomicsBusiness and AccountingPublicXX26,42460,588
Western Illinois University, College of Business and TechBusiness and AccountingPublicXX13,65418,994
Western Kentucky University, Gordon Ford College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX17,91925,179
William and Mary, College of, Raymond A. Mason School of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX63,00283,914
Wright State University, Raj Soin College of BusinessBusiness and AccountingPublicXX20,21134,336

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