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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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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.[1]:2Not all AACSB members are accredited and AACSB does not accredit for-profit schools.[2]

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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AbbreviationAACSB
Formation1916
TypeNon-governmental organization
PurposeEducational accreditation
HeadquartersTampa, Florida, United States
Amsterdam
Singapore
Membership
Over 1,600 business schools[quantify]
Websitewww.aacsb.edu
Formerly called
  • American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (1925)
  • The International Association for Management Education (1997)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (2001)[1]:2

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. [3]

The AACSB withdrew recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in 2016.[4] This is because the AACSB now holds international recognition by the ISO. [5]

HistoryEdit

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][1]:2[6][page needed] The first accreditations took place in 1919.[1]: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.[7] The first school it accredited outside the United States was the University of Alberta in 1968,[8] and the first outside North America was the French business school ESSEC, in 1997.[9][10]

Robert S. Sullivan, dean of Rady School of Management, became chair of the association in 2013.[11] 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. [12]

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NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d James W. Guthrie (editor) (2003). Encyclopedia of Education, volume 1: A-Commerce. New York: MacMillan Reference USA. ISBN 9780028655949.
  2. ^ Brian Burnsed (March 15, 2011). "Top M.B.A. Programs Embrace Online Education". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/resources/frequently-asked-questions/processes-and-procedures
  4. ^ Recognition Decision Summary: AACSB International The Association To Advance Collegiate Schools Of Business (AACSB). Council for Higher Education Accreditation, September 2016. Archived 18 October 2016.
  5. ^ "AACSB's Journey to International Certification With ISO | AACSB Blog". www.aacsb.edu. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  6. ^ Morgan P. Miles, Geralyn McClure Franklin, Martin Grimmer, Kirl C. Heriot. "An exploratory study of the perceptions of AACSB International's 2013 Accreditation Standards". Emerald Insight. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ John Thanopoulos, Ivan R. Vernon (1987). International Business Education in the AACSB Schools. Journal of International Business Studies 18 (1): 91–98. (subscription required).
  8. ^ Erin Millar (March 15, 2011). "B-schools work hard to get the stamp of approval". The Globe and Mail.
  9. ^ "History". ESSEC Business School.
  10. ^ "ESSEC Business School". Poets & Quants. October 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Robert S. Sullivan, Dean of the Rady School of Management, Assumes Chair of AACSB International". SYS-CON Media. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Executive team". AACSB International. Retrieved October 21, 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • 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
  • W. Francisco, T.G. Noland, D.Sinclari (2008). AACSB Accreditation: Symbol of Excellence or march toward Mediocrity. Journal of College Teaching & Learning 5 (5):25–30
  • 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
  • E.J Romero (2008). AACSB Accreditation: Addressing Faculty Concerns. Academy of Management Learning and Education 7 (2):245~255
  • 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