AACSB Accreditation Awarded to 11 Business Schools

Newly-accredited schools offering MBA programs include Aberdeen Business School, Canada's University of Saskatchewan, and University of Southampton

AACSB accreditation has been awarded to 11 new business schools, of which eight offer MBA programs. The newly-accredited schools include:

The International University of Japan, which becomes the fourth business school in Japan to be accredited by AACSB. The school offers two MBA programs in English: a normal MBA as well as an intensive MBA that can be completed in just one year.

The Minnesota-based Lawrence Technological University, which offers an MBA with several concentrations, including Business Analytics & Cybersecurity and Finance.

Aberdeen Business School at the Robert Gordon University, which is based in Scotland. The school, which is also accredited by AMBA, is listed as a Top 10 School for Energy by FIND MBA. 

Tunghai University, which becomes the 23rd business school in Taiwan to receive AACSB accreditation. The school offers an English-language Global MBA program.

Universidad de Monterrey, which is the fourth business school in Mexico to be accredited by AACSB. Students in UDEM's MBA have the opportunity to study abroad in a partner school such as Wharton and UC Berkeley - Haas.

Canada's University of Saskatchewan, which offers a flexible MBA that can be completed in between 12 and 36 months. It's the 23rd business school in Canada to receive AACSB accreditation.

The University of Science and Technology Beijing, which also has AMBA accreditation. 

The UK-based University of Southampton, which is also accredited by AMBA. Its MBA can be completed on a full-time basis in 12 months or a part-time basis in 24 months.

In this round, several schools which do not offer MBA programs also received AACSB accreditation. These include Georgia Gwinnett College, India's IFIM Business School, and Sweden's Umeå University.

To achieve AACSB accreditation, a business school must undergo a rigorous review process. Currently, over 800 schools in 53 countries have AACSB accreditation. See a list of all AACSB-accredited business schools offering MBA programs, and read why MBA accreditation is important.

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