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Top MBA AccreditationMBA Accreditation provides the guideline for picking some of the best Business Schools in the world, though not necessarily a criteria for selection.  There are three major accreditation bodies for MBA Programs: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Read Introduction to MBA Accreditations to learn about the differences. The Criteria for Accreditation varies between the accrediting bodies but in general, these organizations take into consideration: Quality of the Academic Program, Faculty and Students. It also looks at the available financial resources to implement technical and logistic support for the program.

Triple Accreditations: Some of the top Business Schools are triple accredited but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are better than single accredited or double accredited Business Schools. A triple accredited Business School is accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

Accreditation is a voluntary exercise and Business Schools request the accreditation bodies to initiate the process.  If you look at the Business School accreditation below, you will notice that most of the Business Schools in US...

If you are like any other MBA candidates researching about Business schools then you might have come across terms like EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. These are top three accreditation bodies based in Europe, UK and USA respectively.

What is a Business School Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process of certifying the competency and quality of the business school. It is a voluntary process and Business schools request accreditation bodies to initiate the process.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) started out as an accreditation body for US and Canada. Now it accredits Business Schools outside North America. AACSB accredits MBA courses based on the Business school’s ability to achieve excellence and continuous improvement.
European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is an accreditation system run by European Fund for Management Development (EFMD), based in Brussels, Belgium. Although EQUIS has a focus on Business schools in Europe, it is accrediting Business schools outside Europe.  In addition to...

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