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Meaning of AACSB Accreditation

Understanding AACSB Accreditation

Achieving high standards.


Why Accreditation Matters

While many schools are members of AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or are recognized by it, Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business is one of the few area schools that is accredited by the AACSB, the premier accrediting body of business schools.

Accreditation by AACSB ensures continuous quality improvement in collegiate schools of business in terms of the curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career planning and placement, and the intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty.

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.


What it Guarantees 

AACSB International Accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools: