Why Choose an AACSB-Accredited MBA?

Business schools voluntarily seek accreditation. Prospective MBA students may come across AACSB accreditation as they search for the right program. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) is widely regarded as a sign of excellence in an MBA education. AACSB-accredited graduate business schools include Harvard and Wharton.

For working professionals seeking an affordable online option, the business school at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is also AACSB-accredited. In addition to a general MBA, BGSU offers specializations in accounting, finance and supply chain management. Students can tailor their studies to their career goals and graduate with the confidence that comes from completing a high-quality program.

What Is the Value of AACSB Accreditation?

The benefits of choosing an AACSB-accredited business school start with knowing that your degree will be a worthwhile investment. Other reasons to choose an AACSB-accredited business school follow:

  • Employers are not likely to mistake a “diploma mill” degree for the real thing. Earning an MBA from an accredited institution can give graduates a competitive edge — whether that means getting a promotion or landing the best jobs.
  • Employers who provide tuition assistance for their employees are likely to require that courses are taken at an accredited institution.
  • According to this report, AACSB-accredited schools account for more than 90% of ranked schools.
  • In a GMAC survey, nine of 10 alumni of AACSB-accredited business schools said they are satisfied with their current earnings and that their education increased their earning power.
  • Based on a Financial Times analysis of 72 chief executive officers of FT 500 companies, 95% who had earned an MBA attended AACSB-accredited schools.

In addition to AACSB-accreditation for its business school, BGSU holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation by a federally recognized accrediting agency such as HLC is required for students to be eligible to participate in federal financial aid programs.

The potential benefits of earning an MBA are significant. Choosing a program that meets the highest accreditation standards is one way students can ensure that their investment in an MBA will pay off to the fullest.

Learn more about BGSU’s online MBA programs.



U.S. Department of Education: Diploma Mills and Accreditation – Diploma Mills

Better Business Bureau: The Truth Behind Diploma Mills

Federal Trade Commission: College Degree Scams

AACSB: AACSB Accreditation Matters. Here’s Why.

Best Business Schools: AACSB Business School Graduates Are Workforce Ready

Higher Learning Commission: About the Higher Learning Commission

U.S. Department of Education: Accreditation in the United States

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