AACSB accreditation is widely recognized as one of the highest standards in business education. If a business school holds AACSB accreditation, it has met higher standards that apply specifically to business schools and less than 5% of the world’s business schools meet this high standard and these schools should be more highly regarded than those unable to gain accreditation.
AACSB is actually the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSSB has operated with this narrow focus since it’s founding in 1916. The standards and measurement tools it uses to evaluate business schools are well developed and remain current as times change.
For your school search, first consider AACSB accredited schools and you will be assured of a high quality institution. All the top ranking business schools are AACSB accredited, but also less well known business schools, like those at Louisiana Tech, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Ball State University, and the University of Central Florida.
For their part, AACSB makes it easy for prospective applicants to find and research accredited business schools. They provide a nice service and resource at www.bestbizschools.com.