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Mission, Vision and Values of AACSB

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia, and business to advance business education worldwide. A nonprofit membership organization run by dedicated volunteers and staff, AACSB International provides quality assurance of business school programs, the latest in business education intelligence, thought leadership, and professional development services.

Founded in 1916, AACSB is a global association of more than 1,500 member organizations in over 90 countries and territories, with headquarters in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. With more than 760 business schools accredited worldwide, AACSB ensures the highest quality standard in business education to prepare the next generation of business leaders.


The mission of AACSB International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. This mission is aligned with AACSB International accreditation standards for business schools. AACSB International strives to continuously improve engagement among business, faculty, institutions, and students so that business education is aligned with the needs business practice. To fulfill this goal, AACSB International encourages and accelerates innovation to continuously improve business education. As a result, business schools will have a positive impact on business and society—and AACSB International will amplify that impact.


The vision of AACSB International is to transform business education for global prosperity. Business and business schools are a force for good, contributing to the world’s economy, and AACSB International plays a significant role in making that benefit better known to all stakeholders—serving business schools, students, business, and society.


In achieving its mission and vision, AACSB International will emphasize and model the following values: Quality, Inclusion and Diversity, a Global Mindset, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Community. These values drive AACSB International’s future initiatives and interactions with the business education community worldwide.