Top 100 Accredited Business Schools: Only AACSB Accreditation for Top US Business Schools

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 are only accredited by AACSB.  In fact, some of the top Business Schools like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and Columbia are only AACSB accredited. One strict guideline for AMBA Accreditation might be the reason. According to AMBA, Business Schools should only select candidates with minimum three years of work experience. Most top Business Schools select students with less than 3 years of experience and therefore does not qualify. As far as EQUIS is concerned, most Business Schools in US does not consider it as a requirement to validate their quality with a European Accrediting body (EQUIS is run by EFMD, a European accreditation body).

So when it comes to top US Business Schools, accreditation play very little role in differentiating one from the other. Nevertheless, an accredited Business School is better than a non-accredited one, unless the later is a new school waiting out to meet the minimum years of existence criteria, which is three years.

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Top 100 MBA - Accreditation

Business SchoolAccreditations
Harvard Business SchoolAACSB
Stanford Graduate School of BusinessAACSB
University of Pennsylvania: WhartonAACSB
London Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Columbia Business SchoolAACSB
Iese Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Hong Kong UST Business SchoolAACSB & EQUIS
University of Chicago: BoothAACSB
IE Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
University of California at Berkeley: HaasAACSB
Northwestern University: KelloggAACSB
Yale School of ManagementAACSB
Dartmouth College: TuckAACSB
University of Cambridge: JudgeAMBA & EQUIS
Duke University: FuquaAACSB
New York University: SternAACSB
Esade Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Esade Business SchoolAMBA
Cornell University: JohnsonAACSB
Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadEQUIS
CUHK Business SchoolAACSB
Warwick Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Manchester Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
University of Michigan: RossAACSB
University of Hong KongAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Nanyang Business SchoolAACSB & EQUIS
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Indian School of BusinessAACSB
University of Virginia: DardenAACSB
National University of Singapore Business SchoolAACSB & EQUIS
Rice University: JonesAACSB
Cranfield School of ManagementAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
City University: CassAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Georgetown University: McDonoughAACSB
Imperial College Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Carnegie Mellon: TepperAACSB
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAACSB
University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerAACSB
University of Toronto: RotmanAACSB
University of Texas at Austin: McCombsAACSB
Australian School of Business (AGSM)AACSB & EQUIS
Emory University: GoizuetaAACSB
University of Maryland: SmithAACSB
Sungkyunkwan University SKK GSBAACSB
York University: SchulichAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Vanderbilt University: OwenAACSB
Washington University: OlinAACSB
Indiana University: KelleyAACSB
University of California at Irvine: MerageAACSB
Hult International Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
University of British Columbia: SauderAACSB & EQUIS
University of Rochester: SimonAACSB
Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerAACSB
Michigan State University: BroadAACSB
Melbourne Business SchoolAACSB & EQUIS
Tilburg University, TiasNimbasAACSB & AMBA
University College Dublin: SmurfitAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Peking University: GuanghuaEQUIS
Purdue University: KrannertAACSB
Mannheim Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Texas A & M University: MaysAACSB
Lancaster University Management SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
University of Bath School of ManagementAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Ohio State University: FisherAACSB
University of Cape Town GSBAMBA & EQUIS
University of Iowa: TippieAACSB
McGill University: DesautelsNA
Pennsylvania State University: SmealAACSB
University of Western Ontario: IveyEQUIS
University of Washington: FosterAACSB
Babson College: OlinAACSB & EQUIS
Tulane University: FreemanAACSB
University of St GallenAACSB & EQUIS
University of Southern California: MarshallAACSB
George Washington UniversityAACSB
Vlerick Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Korea University Business SchoolAACSB & EQUIS
Arizona State University: CareyAACSB
University of Strathclyde Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Fudan University School of ManagementAACSB & EQUIS
Incae Business SchoolAACSB & EQUIS
Wisconsin School of BusinessAACSB
EMLyon Business SchoolAACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Boston College: CarrollAACSB
Case Western Reserve University: WeatherheadAACSB
University of California, San Diego: RadyAACSB
Boston University School of ManagementAACSB
College of William and Mary: MasonAACSB
University of South Carolina: MooreAACSB
University of AlbertaAACSB

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