Accreditaion - worth the paper it`s written on?


I have a question concerning MBA course accreditation. Naturally, accredited courses and supposed to be better than unaccredited ones, but some courses seem to be accredited by fairly obscure accreditation boards. There are many different kinds of accreditation, and some of them, I suspect, are not really worth much at all. Could anyone shed any light on this please. Which accreditation boards are reputable ones?

I am considering the Leicester MBA, it is accredited by AMBA, which I think has a good reputation in the UK, not sure how well it is recognized globally though. Can anyone help.

Alternatively, i am considering the Anaheim MBA which is accredited by the The Distance Education and Training Council, I think this accreditation is less valuable.

Additionally, are US MBAs generally considered more reputable than ones from the UK, other parts of Europe and Asia?

Any advice much appreciated

Thank you

Daniel

I have a question concerning MBA course accreditation. Naturally, accredited courses and supposed to be better than unaccredited ones, but some courses seem to be accredited by fairly obscure accreditation boards. There are many different kinds of accreditation, and some of them, I suspect, are not really worth much at all. Could anyone shed any light on this please. Which accreditation boards are reputable ones?

I am considering the Leicester MBA, it is accredited by AMBA, which I think has a good reputation in the UK, not sure how well it is recognized globally though. Can anyone help.

Alternatively, i am considering the Anaheim MBA which is accredited by the The Distance Education and Training Council, I think this accreditation is less valuable.

Additionally, are US MBAs generally considered more reputable than ones from the UK, other parts of Europe and Asia?

Any advice much appreciated

Thank you

Daniel
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andy.j.

As you suspected, there are many accrediting bodys out there, but not all where created equal. some accreditation boards are very obscure, and it makes one wonder what the hell is the relevance of the accreditation and the MBA. as a rule of thumb, there are 3 major accrediting bodys(also known as the Triple crown): AASCB, EQUIS, and AMBA. these are the important ones. also renowned is FIBAA for German schools. there are some more of course, but these are the important ones. a School must have at least one of them to be considered - or better yet, all of them.

one thing you have to be careful about - sometimes the schools are just members of the organizations, but are not really accredited - just read the fine print on the accreditation. if it is hard to find info about a school accreditation on the website of the school, it usually means it has non/no good ones. schools with good accreditation don't try to hide that fact!

Good luck,

Andy

As you suspected, there are many accrediting bodys out there, but not all where created equal. some accreditation boards are very obscure, and it makes one wonder what the hell is the relevance of the accreditation and the MBA. as a rule of thumb, there are 3 major accrediting bodys(also known as the Triple crown): AASCB, EQUIS, and AMBA. these are the important ones. also renowned is FIBAA for German schools. there are some more of course, but these are the important ones. a School must have at least one of them to be considered - or better yet, all of them.

one thing you have to be careful about - sometimes the schools are just members of the organizations, but are not really accredited - just read the fine print on the accreditation. if it is hard to find info about a school accreditation on the website of the school, it usually means it has non/no good ones. schools with good accreditation don't try to hide that fact!

Good luck,

Andy
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Thanks for your excellent reply andy. Much appreciated. Your answer confirmed what I presumed.

Thanks again

Daniel

Thanks for your excellent reply andy. Much appreciated. Your answer confirmed what I presumed.

Thanks again

Daniel
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