About Us

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

When educational, professional, and business organizations become members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, they are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.

With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

Our mission, together.

AACSB Mission

The mission of AACSB International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

AACSB Vision

The vision of AACSB International is to transform business education for global prosperity.



Our network, connected.

The Global Reach of AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Network Engagement

Our presence, around the world.


Our impact, in business and beyond.

enrolled students

of the chief executives on the 2016 Financial Times "From MBA to CEO" attended an AACSB-accredited school.

4 out of 5 alumni from AACSB-accredited schools say their graduate management education has contributed to improvements in their competitiveness, proactiveness, innovativeness, and creativity.

Source: GMAC® (2015).

of the Economist's '2016 top 100 full-time MBA programs are housed in business schools that have achieved AACSB Accreditation.