AACSB Accredits The Best Business Schools In The World

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The Seidman College of Business has maintained AACSB accreditation at the college level and with our School of Accounting since 1997. Fewer than 25% of AACSB schools maintain both of these accreditation standards. Seidman College of Business is the only business school in the Grand Rapids region and one of two in West Michigan to maintain the rigor deserving of this quality standard.


Why is AACSB Accreditation Important?

AACSB Accreditation ensures that business school graduates have learned from the best and are ready to perform on day one. Research indicates that the faculty, curriculum, students, and graduates of AACSB-accredited schools are consistently superior to other non-accredited institutions.

Specific research findings show that AACSB-accredited schools have:

  • More stringent hiring standards for faculty
  • Requirements for established assurance of learning methods
  • Undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students with higher overall GPAs
  • More undergraduates that decide to pursue master's degrees

90% of the Economist's 2016 top 100 full-time MBA programs are housed in business schools that have achieved AACSB accreditation.

90% of the Economist's 2016 top 100 full-time MBA programs are housed in business schools that have achieved AACSB accreditation.

96% of chief executives on the 2016 Financial Times "From MBA to CEO" list attended an AACSB-accredited school

96% of chief executives on the 2016 Financial Times "From MBA to CEO" list attended an AACSB-accredited school.


About AACSB

The vision of AACSB International is to transform business education for global prosperity. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is an optional accreditation available to business schools across the world. The accreditation sets standards for faculty qualifications, informs the maintenance of effective internal systems to ensure consistently high quality delivery of learning and encourages innovation and continuous improvement within member institutions. The global network of over 800 business schools who have achieved this high mark provides a rich environment for sharing best practices and forming innovative partnerships.