Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, is an American professional organization. It was founded in 1916 to provide accreditation to business schools.:2Not all AACSB members are accredited and AACSB does not accredit for-profit schools.
|Headquarters||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Over 1,600 business schools[quantify]|
On average, AACSB observes that schools take between four and five years to earn AACSB Accreditation. The amount of time it will take a school to earn accreditation depends largely on how closely aligned they are with AACSB standards when they apply for eligibility. 
The American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business was founded as an accrediting body in 1916 by a group of seventeen American universities and colleges.[a]:2[page needed] The first accreditations took place in 1919.:2 For many years, the association accredited only American business schools. But in the latter part of the twentieth century it advocated a more international approach to business education. The first school it accredited outside the United States was the University of Alberta in 1968, and the first outside North America was the French business school ESSEC, in 1997.
Robert S. Sullivan, dean of Rady School of Management, became chair of the association in 2013. The organization is currently led by CEO and President Tom Robinson, who came to AACSB from the CFA Institute, a global association for investment management professionals; its board is chaired by John A. Elliott, former dean of the University of Connecticut School of Business. 
- The founding institutions were Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, New York University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Tulane University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Yale University.
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- John Thanopoulos, Ivan R. Vernon (1987). International Business Education in the AACSB Schools. Journal of International Business Studies 18 (1): 91–98. (subscription required).
- Erin Millar (March 15, 2011). "B-schools work hard to get the stamp of approval". The Globe and Mail.
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- "Executive team". AACSB International. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
- Andrea Everard, Jennifer Edmonds, Kent Pierre (2013). The Longitudinal Effects of the Mission - Driven Focus on the Credibility of the AACSB. Journal of Management Development 32 (9):995–1003
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- Harold Hamilton (2000). AACSB Accreditation: Are the Benefits worth the Cost for a Small School? A Case Study. Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Track Section of Management February 17-21, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada: 205–206
- Anthony Lowrie, Hugh Willmott (2009). Accreditation Sickness in the Consumption of Business Education: The Vacuum in AACSB Standard Setting. Management Learning 40 (4):411–420
- N. Orwig, R.Z. Finney (2007). Analysis of the Mission Statements of AACSB – Accredited Schools. Competitiveness Review 17 (4):261–273
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- J.A. Yunker (2000). Doing Things the Hard Way – Problems with Mission-Linked AACSB Accreditation Standards and Suggestions for Improvement. Journal of Education for Business 75 (6):348–353