AACSB is  world’s oldest business accreditation organization set up in 1916. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to more than 1,700 member organizations and over 850 accredited business schools worldwide.  
AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide. currently in India, there are 18 AACSB accredited schools  including the newly accredited International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi. 

AACSB  as the oldest and longest serving global accreditation agency strives to continuously improve engagement among business, faculty, institutions, and learners, so that business education is aligned with business practice.  As the longest-serving and largest business education network, AACSB connects lifelong learners, educators, and businesses worldwide. Today, a total 937 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business.  Another 190 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.  


AACSB  revised its standards  11 times  in its  over a century of existence the most recent of which in 2020 when the standards were revised to explore the content and nature of the standards, then explore ways to improve the processes and attitudes around the peer review visits along with a stronger  volunteers training system.

The 2020 standards empower business schools to make choices that are consistent with their missions and that allow them to lead and thrive in their unique environments.

The new standards are divided into three strategic goals "Strategic Management (3 standards) Learners success (four standards) and Thought Leadership (2 standards) as opposed to the current four categories Strategic Management, Participants, Teaching and Learning and Academic and Professional Engagement. The new standards enabled AACSB to  move toward principles-based and outcomes-focused standards. They call business schools to specifically identify how they envisage making a positive societal impact. They embrace alternative instructional delivery models. They promote the importance of collaborations within and between disciplines and institutions.


The transition period for adopting the 2020 business accreditation standards will take place between January 2021 and June 2023. The initial pilot will occur in the 2020-21 academic year, with a small number of schools with visits scheduled between January and June 2021 reviewed under the 2020 business standards. The pilot schools have been identified and all other schools outside the pilot group will be reviewed under the 2013 standards.
Schools with peer review team visits scheduled between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023, can choose to be reviewed under either the 2013 or 2020 business standards. Schools should communicate their preference to their AACSB accreditation staff liaison.
Beginning July 1, 2023, all schools will be reviewed under the 2020 standards during their next scheduled visit. 

Indian Accredited Schools 

AACSB is committed to sustainable future of the world and as such in the current year's annual conference the  agency is going to focus on creating a sustainable future for business education that requires the cultivation of meaningful relationships with business partners and communities, built on trust and action.

The conference being held in New Orleans Lousiana  on April 24 to 2 will have almsot 40 hours focused discussions on the aspects related to sustainable future of industry and economy.  

Vision:    To transform business    education for global prosperity.

Mission: International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education

New AACSB Accreditation !


Congratulations for MDI Gurgaon & IIFT Delhi for obtaining their AACSB Accreditation! 

AACSB has  appointed the Jikyeong Kang of Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila Philippines   as the current year (2021-22) President of the Board. Jikyeong is also the first female President and Dean of AIM. 

Amy Memon has been elevanted to the position of Head of AACSB Asia Pacific 


Geoff Perry&  Amy Memon of AACSB Asian Region Leaders  presented at the 14th International Accreditation conference. Amy's presentation is available in this  link

Alliance University  Bangalore  

Amity Business School Gurgaon 

Amrita University School of Business, Coimbatore 

Amrut Mody School of Management Ahmedabad

Athena School of Management Mumbai

BIMTECH  Greater Noida 

BML Munjal University  Gurgaon

Christ University Business School, Bangalore

Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), Delhi

GITAM School of International Business - AP

Globsyn Business School West Bengal

Goa Institute of Management  Goa

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 

ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad

ICFAI Business School IBS  Hyderabad

Jagdish Sheth School of Management Bangalore*  

IILM Graduate School of Management Greater Noida

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade  Delhi

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad  

Indian institute of management Bodh Gaya

Indian institute of management Jammu

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta  

Indian Institute of Management Indore *

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur 

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 

Indian Institute of Management Raipur

Indian Institute of Management Ranchi 

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur *

Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore 

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Management  Nagpur

Indian Institute of Management Shillong 

Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur

Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian School of Business ISB  Hyderabad

IMT Ghaziabad

AACSB announces new standards for 2020

Business Accreditation

AACSB business accreditation signals to the world that an institution has met the most rigorous standards of excellence in business education. Institutions that have earned the AACSB accreditation seal demonstrate that they are committed to upholding and advancing the quality of their programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


An overview of the initial accreditation process provides the steps necessary to complete the accreditation process, which includes self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, and the development of in-depth strategic plans. After achieving accreditation, schools undergo continuous improvement reviews every five years to ensure they are evolving and improving over time.

Achieving Business Accreditation: At a Glance

1. Learn more about the eligibility process and application for business accreditation.
2. Access all of the details, sample forms, and guidelines required for initial accreditation.
3. Access all details and guidelines required for the continuous improvement review process.

For further guidance and clarification on the accreditation process, please contact an accreditation staff liaison         

www.aacsb.edu )

How AACSB Is Transforming Business School Accreditation

AACSB’s white paper, How AACSB Is Transforming Business School Accreditation, provides an overview of how AACSB accreditation has evolved over the years to adapt to the changing landscape of business education. The paper identifies four key contributions to business education made by the 2020 accreditation standards, addresses important changes to accreditation processes and volunteer training, and highlights key differences in applying the standards to schools seeking initial accreditation versus schools in the continuous improvement review process. Visit AACSB website for the white paper