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Weight of AACSB Accreditation

militaryscholarmilitaryscholar Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
Most schools are not AACSB accredited, however, some are. Does this accreditation make a school more "prestigious"? How will attending an non-AACSB school change my future? For instance, If I decide to transfer out or attend graduate school elsewhere, will my credits generally be transferable? In other words, how vital is a AACSB accreditation in the business field?

Replies to: Weight of AACSB Accreditation

  • militaryscholarmilitaryscholar Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    Can anyone tell me if an AACSB accreditation is at all important?
  • MadaboutxMadaboutx Registered User Posts: 1,592 Senior Member
    It is very important.
  • militaryscholarmilitaryscholar Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    @Madaboutx Thank you. I didn't realize how essential the AACSB accreditation really is. I'll now have to reconsider Stony Brook.
  • MadaboutxMadaboutx Registered User Posts: 1,592 Senior Member
    Its the difference between a recognized, credible program and rubber stamp degree.

    I can't say that all accredited programs are equal nor can I say that all unaccredited programs are low quality, degree mills.

    But I can say that there ate many levels of business education. So, where you get your degree from really can affect how high up the rung you can get in some places.
  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum Registered User Posts: 842 Member
    AACSB accreditation is very important if you plan to apply to a top tier or top 25 to 40 graduate business school.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,366 Forum Champion
    AACSB accreditation assures a base level of coursework and instruction. In general it is preferable to go to an accredited institution.
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