AACSB International advances quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services.

Vision Statement

We aspire to be the world's leading management education authority and association.

Shared Values

In support of our mission, we value:

  • operating with a global mind-set in all organizational functions and actions
  • providing our services with the highest quality
  • collegiality and peer engagement in continuous improvement
  • conducting ourselves with the highest level of integrity and mutual respect
  • embracing diversity in advancing quality management education worldwide
  • conducting ourselves in a socially responsible manner that benefits our local and worldwide communities

Organizational Goal Statements

Goal 1: AACSB advances excellence in collegiate management education through world class accreditation and quality assurance services.

Goal 2: AACSB conducts research to inform management education stakeholders.

Goal 3: AACSB provides comprehensive services to assist schools of business to address management education challenges and improve quality.


About the Organization

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. Established in 1916, AACSB International provides its members with a variety of products and services to assist them with the continuous improvement of their business programs and schools.

These products and services include:

  • Internationally recognized accreditation for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in business and accounting (Note: Membership does not imply accreditation)
  • Conferences, seminars, symposiums, and webinars that provide global professional development opportunities for business school administrators and faculty
  • Access to extensive global data and corresponding reports related to business schoolsPublications that provide insight into the business education industry
  • Networking through groups and events held both online and in live environments
  • Sponsorships, exhibiting, and business development opportunities

In addition to providing its members with products and services, AACSB International strives to identify challenges and trends that are facing the business education industry through its research and various initiatives. The association also educates students, parents, employers, and counselors about accreditation and how to choose a quality business degree program that will fit their needs.


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