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 Name AACSB Accred. Status Inst. Control Offer M, gen Offer M, spc IS Tuition – MBA OOS Tuition – MBA
Abilene Christian University, College of Business Administration Business Private X X $25,200 $25,200
American University, Kogod School of Business Business Private X X $79,710 $79,710
Arkansas State University, College of Business Business Public X X $12,076 $20,658
Arkansas Tech University, School of Business Business Public X $29,184 $54,240
Ashridge Business School Business Private X X $32,500 $32,500
Aston University, Aston Business School Business Public X X $25,250 $25,250
Baltimore, University of, Robert G. Merrick School of Business Business Public X X $31,600 $42,976
Birmingham, University of, Birmingham Business School Business Public X X $22,590 $22,590
Bond University, Faculty of Business Business Private X X $52,860 $52,860
Bradford, University of, School of Management Business Public X X $25,500 $25,500
California State University, San Bernardino, College of Business and Public Administration Business Public X X $13,899 $22,827
California State University, Stanislaus, College of Business Administration Business Public X $24,330 $36,606
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business Business Private X X $121,536 $121,536
Central Arkansas, University of, College of Business Administration Business Public X X $9,129 $16,420
Cincinnati, University of, Carl H. Lindner College of Business Business Public X X $31,437 $43,194
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, College of Business Administration and Information Sciences Business Public X $22,407 $32,571
Clarkson University, Clarkson School of Business Business Private X X $55,956 $55,956
Colorado State University, College of Business Business Public X X $36,016 $63,152
Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of, College of Bus and Admin and Grad School of Bus Admin Business Public X X
Columbus State University, D. Abbott Turner College of Business Business Public X $10,245 $32,745
Dallas, University of, College of Business Business Private X X $37,500 $37,500
Dominican University, Brennan School of Business Business Private X X $51,300 $51,300
Drexel University, Bennett S. LeBow College of Business Business Private X X $64,000 $64,000
Durham University, Durham University Business School Business Public X X $25,000 $25,000
East Carolina University, College of Business Business Public X X $22,703 $56,340
Emporia State University, School of Business Business Public X X $11,196 $28,440
Fayetteville State University, School of Business and Economics Business Public X
Florida Atlantic University, College of Business Business Public X X $16,642 $46,080
Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Business Business Public X X $13,442 $46,824
Frostburg State University, College of Business Business Public X $17,568 $21,492
Georgia College & State University, J. Whitney Bunting School of Business Business Public X X
Georgia Southwestern State University, School of Business Administration Business Public X $8,484 $8,484
Governors State University, School of Business Business Public X X $12,207 $22,251
Houston-Victoria, University of, School of Business Administration Business Public X X $20,890 $39,610
Illinois at Springfield, University of, College of Business and Management Business Public X X $34,772 $62,452
Jacksonville State University, College of Commerce and Business Administration Business Public X $11,730 $22,860
Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School Business Private X X $109,500 $109,500
Lamar University, College of Business Business Public X X $17,600 $31,640
Longwood University, College of Business and Economics Business Public X $20,196 $40,536
Marist College, School of Management Business Private X $36,200 $36,200
Maryland, University of, Robert H. Smith School of Business Business Public X X $89,110 $106,930
Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of, Charlton College of Business Business Public X X $22,368 $32,405
Massachusetts-Lowell, University of, Manning School of Business Business Public X X $27,598 $48,956
Michigan-Dearborn, University of, College of Business Business Public X X $39,813 $63,221
Michigan-Flint, University of, School of Management Business Public X X $28,091 $34,559
Midwestern State University, Dillard College of Business Administration Business Public X $10,529 $12,674
Morehead State University, College of Business and Technology Business Public X $17,370 $17,370
Murray State Univ, The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business Business Public X X $28,920 $40,740
New Hampshire, University of, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Business Public X X $29,953 $43,953
New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Management Business Public X X $41,832 $57,600
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of, Kenan-Flagler Business School Business Public X X $80,222 $115,018
North Dakota, University of, College of Business and Public Administration Business Public X X $12,296 $28,795
Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Business Private X X $88,991 $88,991
Open University, Business School Business Public X X $16,965 $-
Otago, University of, Business School Business Public X X $37,440 $37,440
Pennsylvania State University at Erie, Behrend College, Sam and Irene Black School of Business Business Public X X $42,720 $65,060
Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management Business Private X X $93,840 $93,840
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Centrum Catolica Graduate Business School Business Private X X $22,700 $22,700
Prairie View A & M University, College of Business Business Public X X
Queens University of Charlotte, McColl School of Business Business Private X X
Quinnipiac University, School of Business Business Private X X $45,310 $45,310
Radford University, College of Business and Economics Business Public X $21,322 $39,722
Robert Morris University, School of Business Business Private X X $31,500 $31,500
Rochester Institute of Tech, Saunders College of Business Business Private X X $82,504 $82,504
Rowan University, Rohrer College of Business Business Public X $31,028 $31,028
Rutgers-State University of New Jersey-Camden, School of Business at Camden Business Public X $43,365 $70,791
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Department of Business Management Business Public X X $31,398 $51,346
Saginaw Valley State University, College of Business and Management Business Public X $20,488 $38,542
Sam Houston State University, College of Business Administration Business Public X X $14,055 $28,095
Scranton, University of, Arthur J. Kania School of Management Business Private X X $34,040 $34,040
Shippensburg University, John L. Grove College of Business Business Public X $18,210 $25,620
South Dakota, University of, Beacom School of Business Business Public X X $13,462 $22,996
Southeast Missouri State University, Donald L. Harrison College of Business Business Public X $9,785 $17,292
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, John Massey School of Business Business Public X $11,880 $22,074
Southern Arkansas University, College of Business Business Public X $18,996 $26,436
Southern University and A&M College, College of Business Business Public X $28,884 $50,000
Southern Utah University, School of Business Business Public X X $13,206 $35,500
St. Thomas-Minnesota, University of, Opus College of Business Business Private X X $67,400 $67,400
State University of New York at Oswego – School of Business Business Public X $23,435 $33,890
Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Business Business Private X X $73,148 $73,148
Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of Management Business Private X X $118,074 $118,074
Tennessee at Martin, University of, College of Business and Public Affairs Business Public X $20,444 $49,894
Texas A&M University-Commerce, College of Business Business Public X X $11,465 $22,085
Texas Southern University, Jesse H. Jones School of Business Business Public X X $14,242 $24,642
Texas at Tyler, University of, College of Business and Tech Business Public X X
Texas of the Permian Basin, University of, College of Business and Engineering Business Public X X $12,140 $27,876
Texas-Rio Grande Valley, The University of, College of Business and Entrepreneurship Business Public X X $12,738 $26,778
The University of Liverpool Business Public X X $13,400 $13,400
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University Business Private X X
University of North Alabama Business Public X $12,421 $12,421
Valdosta State University, Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration Business Public X X $10,450 $29,424
Virginia-Darden, University of, Darden School of Business Administration Business Public X $116,300 $122,300
Warwick Business School Business Public X X $33,000 $33,000
West Chester University, College of Business and Public Management Business Public X $16,260 $24,375
West Florida, University of, College of Business Business Public X X $12,461 $34,229
West Texas A & M University Business Public X X $14,500 $16,800
Western New England University, College of Business Business Private X X
Widener University, School of Business Administration Business Private X X $33,056 $33,056
Wisconsin Oshkosh, University of, College of Business Administration Business Public X $25,200 $40,470
Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of, College of Business Business Public X $15,777 $31,038
Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of, College of Business Administration Business Public X $12,488 $24,900
Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of, College of Business and Economics Business Public X X $18,236 $36,548
Worcester Polytech Institute, Robert A. Foisie School of Business Business Private X X $67,584 $67,584
Wyoming, University of, College of Business Business Public X X $22,525 $32,925
Xavier University, Williams College of Business Business Private X X $31,161 $31,161
Youngstown State University, Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business Administration Business Public X $19,890 $29,640
Akron, University of, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 25,485 40,167
Alabama at Birmingham, University of, Collat School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 18,643 40,934
Alabama, University of, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 27,252 62,100
Alaska Fairbanks, University of, School of Management Business and Accounting Public X X 17,050 30,809
Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 53,248 72,032
Arizona, University of, Eller College of Management Business and Accounting Public X X 53,602 91,162
Arkansas, University of, Sam M. Walton College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 29,186 69,696
Auburn University, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 24,116 51,500
Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business Business and Accounting Private X X 68,437 68,437
Bentley University Business and Accounting Private X X 73,915 73,915
Boise State University, College of Business and Economics Business and Accounting Public X X 16,332 44,432
California State University, Fullerton, Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Business and Accounting Public X X 33,000 33,000
Colorado, Denver, University of, Business School Business and Accounting Public X X 40,250 40,250
Connecticut, University of, School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 28,283 65,890
Creighton University, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Private X X
Delaware, University of, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Business and Accounting Public X X 13,500 18,000
Denver, University of, Daniels College of Business Business and Accounting Private X X 99,918 99,918
East Tennessee State University, College of Business and Tech Business and Accounting Public X X 19,242 47,070
Eastern Illinois University, School of Business Business and Accounting Public X 13,263 26,430
Florida International University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 35,000 40,000
Florida State University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 21,644 50,057
Florida, University of, Warrington College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 26,473 61,259
George Washington University, School of Business Business and Accounting Private X X 96,855 96,855
Georgia Southern University, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 17,530 42,370
Georgia, The University of, Terry College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 30,900 67,536
Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business Business and Accounting Private X X 56,165 56,165
Houston-Clear Lake, University of, School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 18,264 35,664
Illinois at Chicago, University of, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 47,544 72,024
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 53,656 76,760
Indiana University, Bloomington/Indianapolis, Kelley School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 55,202 93,122
Iowa State University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 21,904 47,780
James Madison University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X
Kansas State University, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 26,681 51,568
Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 18,822 34,700
Louisiana Tech University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 14,640 33,246
Louisiana at Monroe, University of, College of Business and Social Sciences Business and Accounting Public X 16,370 35,125
Marshall University, Lewis College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 14,228 32,204
Massachusetts, Amherst, University of, Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management Business and Accounting Public X X 29,508 59,948
Memphis, University of, Fogelman College of Business and Economics Business and Accounting Public X X 22,408 39,455
Miami, University of, School of Business Administration Business and Accounting Private X X 91,748 91,748
Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Bus and Eli Broad Grad School of Mgt Business and Accounting Public X X 56,626 89,790
Middle Tennessee State University, Jones College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 18,036 29,396
Mississippi, University of, School of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X 17,850 40,569
Missouri State University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 11,291 19,739
Nebraska-Lincoln, University of, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X
New Mexico State University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 9,882 30,215
New Orleans, University of, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 20,684 47,562
Nicholls State University, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X 15,000 32,570
North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management Business and Accounting Public X X 21,266 35,440
North Carolina, University of, at Greensboro, Bryan School of Business & Economics Business and Accounting Public X X 24,075 54,335
North Texas, University of, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 17,666 31,054
Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 62,278 104,191
Ohio University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X 19,088 34,872
Oklahoma State University, Spears School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 15,086 41,625
Old Dominion University, Strome College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 21,393 48,073
Oregon State University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 20,715 33,351
Rider University, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Private X X 33,810 33,810
Salisbury University, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Business and Accounting Public X 13,080 21,750
South Alabama, University of, Mitchell College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 18,222 36,444
South Carolina, University of, Darla Moore School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 43,342 71,780
South Florida St. Petersburg, University of, Kate Tiedemann College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 23,360 38,643
Southern California, University of, Marshall School of Business Business and Accounting Private X X 116,229 116,229
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, College of Business and Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 22,333 43,004
Southern Mississippi, University of, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 14,688 32,408
St. Joseph's University, Erivan K. Haub School of Business Business and Accounting Private X X 32,142 32,142
Stetson University, School of Business Administration Business and Accounting Private X X 28,290 28,290
Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School Business and Accounting Private X X 73,535 73,535
Tennessee Tech University, College of Business Business and Accounting Public X 18,660 39,840
Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of, College of Business Administration Business and Accounting Public X X 19,340 51,576
Texas at Dallas, University of, Naveen Jindal School of Management Business and Accounting Public X X 39,543 68,836
Toledo, University of, College of Business and Innovation Business and Accounting Public X X 21,823 36,805
Utah State University, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 26,685 43,301
Villanova University, Villanova School of Business Business and Accounting Private X X
Washington State University, Carson College of Business Business and Accounting Public X 22,349 37,757
West Georgia, University of, Richards College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 13,027 37,344
West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics Business and Accounting Public X X 26,424 60,588
Western Illinois University, College of Business and Tech Business and Accounting Public X X 13,654 18,994
Western Kentucky University, Gordon Ford College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 17,919 25,179
William and Mary, College of, Raymond A. Mason School of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 63,002 83,914
Wright State University, Raj Soin College of Business Business and Accounting Public X X 20,211 34,336

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