Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 

 Vision:    To transform business education for global prosperity.

Mission: International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education

AACSB is  world’s oldest business accreditation organization set up in 1916. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to more than 1,700 member organizations and over 850 accredited business schools worldwide.  

The total number of AACSB accredited schools are 862 institutions, across 56 countries or territories.  In India there are 14 accredited schools and 65 members including the accredited schools.  

 Three new schools Join  AACSB Accredited Schools list

AACSB International has just announced three more schools having joined their list of accredited member schools in India. These are  ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management  Lucknow (IIM L )  and SCMHRD Pune  belonging to Symbiosis International University. 

SEAA Trust, New Delhi is pleased to  greet these new accredited schools  on their milestone  and also acknowledge that our  campaign for 100 accredited business schools  by 2020 is coming closer to fruition. 

Indian Accredited Schools 

Currently a massive exercise is underway to bring in new  revised standards reducing the number to 9 under three categories Strategic Management, Learners Success and Thought Leadership under the AACSB 2020 standards. 

AACSB member schools in India : 65

Standard 1: Mission, Impact, Innovation  

Standard 2: Intellectual Contributions, Impact, and Alignment with mission 

Standard 3: Financial Strategies and Allocation of Resources  

Participants – Students, Faculty, and Professional Staff

Standard 4: Student Admissions, Progression, and Career Development

Standard 5: Faculty Sufficiency and Deployment

Standard 6: Faculty Management and Support

Standard 7: Professional Staff Sufficiency and Deployment

Learning and Teaching

Standard 8: Curricula Management and Assurance of Learning  
Standard 9: Curriculum Content

Standard 10: Student-Faculty Interactions  

Standard 11: Degree Program Educational Level, Structure, and Equivalence

Standard 12: Teaching Effectiveness

Academic and Professional Engagement  

Standard 13: Student Academic and Professional Engagement  

Standard 14: Executive Education  

Standard 15: Faculty Qualifications and Engagement

Contact SEAA Facilitation Services Team for help relating to  Accreditation process, Mission workshops for faculty, Peregrine online student learning outcome assessment service for assurance of learning (AoL)  & Bloomberg B-school connections service

From our 2012 conference at Bangalore

AACSB proposes new standards for 2020

AACSB  as the oldest and longest serving global accreditation agency strives to continuously improve engagement among business, faculty, institutions, and learners, so that business education is aligned with business practice. The agency revealed a draft approach paper at its just concluded annual Accreditation Conference. The new standards would reduce the  total number of current  standards  introduced in 2013 numbering 15 to 9.


The new standards are divided into three strategic goals "Strategic Management (3 standards) Learners success (four standards) and Thought Leadership (2 standards) as opposed to the current four categories Strategic Management, Participants, Teaching and Learning and Academic and Professional Engagement. 


The new standards in fact  reorder and merge a few of the standards and creating some wholly new standards, The accredited or member school faculty are being asked to submit their comments on the  draft proposals that would come to effect as option from 2020  submission and completely adopted by 2023.  


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