AACSB Accredits 16 Business Schools

Newly-accredited schools include Kingston University, Australia's University of Newcastle, and South Africa's GIBS, among others

AACSB International has announced that it has awarded accreditation to 16 business schools around the world. The newly-accredited schools include the following:

Taiwan's  Chang Gung University, which offers a full-time MBA program with concentrations in Design Management and Healthcare Management, along with an Executive MBA.

Portugal's ISCTE Business School, which also has AMBA accreditation. The school offers an Executive MBA program.

The UK's Kingston University, in London, which offers a full-time MBA program with intakes in September and January. The school MBA programs also have AMBA accreditation.

King Saud University, which offers an MBA program as well as an Executive MBA program. The school is the fourth in Saudi Arabia to be accredited by AACSB.

Austria's MCI Management Center Innsbruck, which also has EQUIS accreditation. The school offers a part-time MBA, as well as an Executive MBA and an online MBA.

China's  Nankai University, which offers Chinese-language MBA programs. The school's MBA programs are also accredited by AMBA.

The Chicago-based  Northeastern Illinois University, which offers an MBA program.

Nottingham Trent University's Nottingham Business School, which is located in the UK. Nottingham offers a full-time MBA and an Executive MBA.

Japan's Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, which offers a full-time MBA with a variety of concentrations. 

Malaysia's Universiti Utara Malaysia, which offers a flexible MBA program with a range of concentrations. Along with Putra Business School and the University of Malaya Graduate School of Business, Utara becomes the third Malaysia-headquartered business school to have AACSB accreditation.

Sweden's University of Gothenburg, which also has EQUIS accreditation and offers an Executive MBA program.

China's University of International Business and Economics, which is based in Beijing and offers an MBA program in English and Chinese.

Australia's University of Newcastle, which becomes the 15th AACSB-accredited business school in the country offering MBA programs.

The Pretoria, South Africa-based Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), which offers an AMBA-accredited MBA program.

The India-based XLRI Jamshedpur, which also has AMBA accreditation.

Taiwan's Chung Hua University was also accredited; this school does not offer any MBA programs.

AACSB now accredits 777 institutions in 52 countries. See a list of all AACSB-accredited business schools which offer MBA programs.

You can also read about why MBA accreditation is important.

See a list of all Online MBAs accredited by AACSB.


Image: "Mastering Social Media at GIBS School of Business, Johannesburg, South Africa" by Marc Smith / CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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