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AACSB Accredited Business School

Widener University’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Program proudly maintains the standard of being an AACSB Accredited Online School.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Founded in 1916, AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. As the hallmark of excellence in business education, AACSB Accreditation has been earned by only 5% of the world's business programs. Today, there are approximately 650 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation, and Widener’s online MBA program continues to achieve that standard. AACSB Accreditation is known worldwide as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Achieve the Specialized Skills Employers Desire

The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs while developing innovative leaders throughout the community. With a mission to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services, AACSB includes rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review elements that emphasize professional development. Widener University’s online AACSB-accredited MBA program provides you with the necessary skill sets to foster growth and development throughout your career.

Immerse Yourself in a Collaborative Learning Environment

While business schools must meet specific standards of excellence, their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students. The AACSB peer review team ensures that Widener’s outstanding student/faculty environment enables students to develop through close interpersonal relationships with faculty.

Maintaining Business Accreditation

An AACSB International member institution offering undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in business may voluntarily apply for AACSB Business Accreditation. The AACSB Accreditation Process includes rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review elements. The process begins with the submission and approval of an Eligibility Application. Once a school’s Eligibility Application has been approved, it will enter the Initial Accreditation phase. If a school is able to meet all of AACSB’s Accreditation Standards and completes the requirements, it will be recommended for Accreditation. All AACSB-accredited institutions must enter the Continuous Improvement Review process every five years.

Visit the AACSB website to gain more knowledge about this rigorous accreditation.

Take control of your future and emerge as a leader in your organization. Contact a Program Manager at 1-844-386-7321 or click here to to learn more about what an online AACSB-accredited MBA can do for your career.