Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

AACSB stands (formerly known as the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business ) for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is the world's most important accreditation for business and accounting programs. This accreditation is awarded by the non-profit organization AACSB International, which was founded in 1916 in St. Louis, USA. Is a founding member include Harvard University. In 2009, the AACSB has opened its first office outside the U.S. in Singapore.

European universities with AACSB accreditation (selection)


In the official list of AACSB International, there are eight accredited institutions in Germany:

  • ESMT European School of Management and Technology (04 /2012)
  • Graduate School of Management (04 /2004)
  • Pforzheim University, Faculty of Business and Law and the area of ​​Industrial Engineering ( 07 /2011)
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt / Main, Department of Economics (01 /2005)
  • RWTH Aachen - Rheinisch- Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (international: RWTH Aachen University), Department of Economics (04 /2011)
  • University of Mannheim, Faculty of Business Administration, Mannheim Business School (03 /2000)
  • WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management Vallendar / Koblenz (12/ 2010)
  • EMU - Westfälische Wilhelms -Universität Münster, Faculty of Business and Economics (04 /2011)


  • The ESSEC was accredited in 1997 as the first business school outside of North America by the AACSB.
  • INSEEC Business School


  • International Institute for Management Development (IMD ) in Lausanne (01 /2004)
  • University of St. Gallen ( 01/2004)
  • University of Zurich (08 /2010)


  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business FEB ( )
  • Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
  • Tilburg University

Great Britain

  • Ashridge Business School
  • Aston University, Aston Business School
  • Cardiff University ( Wales), Cardiff Business School
  • City University London, Cass Business School
  • Cranfield University, Cranfield School of Management
  • University of Durham, Durham Business School
  • Imperial College London, Imperial College Business School
  • Lancaster University, Lancaster University Management School
  • London Business School
  • The Open University, The Open University Business School
  • University of Bradford, School of Management
  • University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow Business School
  • University of Hull, Hull University Business School
  • University of Manchester, Manchester Business School
  • University of Liverpool Management School
  • University of Reading, Henley Business School
  • University of Sheffield, Management School
  • University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School
  • University of Surrey, School of Management
  • University of Warwick, Warwick Business School

Other accrediting organizations

  • Association of MBAs ( AMBA )
  • European Quality Improvement System ( EQUIS )
  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation ( FIBAA )

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