It all depends on how you measure.
List of Accredited / Eligible
University-level Schools of Business.
List of International associations for business education
Articles - Links to current news and articles
For regular applicant applicants:
Sample Letter of Application for Accreditation
to be accompanied by the following:
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Accreditation Application Checklist and Affirmation - PDF
Professional Accounting Accreditation through IICPA
The AASBI's Accreditation Standards GAEP
Generally Accepted Education Principles
Generally Accepted Educational Standards on Auditing
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ASSOCIATION OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL
Asian Association of Schools of Business International
Serving institutional business schools and educators on the worldwide web this
Who we are AASBI is a global accreditor of qualified university-level schools of business worldwide that are serving the public interest with academically
rich and diverse student bodies, providing culturally relevant professional learning experiences in stimulating environments that guarantee the freedom of expression and other basic human rights.
AASBI, also known as the Asian Association of Schools of Business International, was established in 2011 under the Laws of the State of Delaware, promoting holistic
Generally Accepted Educational Principles
Socrates vs. Accreditation
PDF | More About Business School Accreditation.
Application process for
Invited schools of business submit the filled-in
Applicationn Checklist and Affirmation
to us. On acceptance, the we send out our invoice for dues for the initial 3-year accreditation period for payment, followed by the school's
AASBI Accreditation certificate and license authorizing the use of the trademarked AASBI Accredited certification mark(s) also known as "logos".
The entire process for pre-examined, recognized and eligible invited fast-tracked universities' schools of business
can easily be completed within one month compared to about 3 months for regular applicants as outlined below:
Application process for Regular applicants should submit an
Application letter, then download
and submit the Application Checklist and Affirmation as instructed on the form.
. Your School of Business could be accredited by the Association in about three (3) months or before, if certain requirements can be independently verified
or satisfied by alternative means.
AASBI does not charge an admission fee, only nominal annual dues following accreditation.
5. Freedom of opinion and expression. Academe's reputation as a place of ideas - where freedom of thought and expression enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Humans Rights is especially
valued and protected - is being challenged, in particular in authoritarian countries including P.R. China and Russia, as well as countries with religious blasphemy laws (Pakistan) imposing long prison sentences,
even punishable by death (Saudi Arabia). Universities in such counties ought not to be recognized/accreditated by academic/professional accreditation agencies. (Prominent US associations of collegiate schools
of business international do recognize; AASBI explicitly does not.)
6. Diplomacy. Trustee's (rightfully so) often favor agility and quick, decisive action, while faculty members (rightfully so) may favor shared governance and their right to weigh-in on matters of institutional
importance. "A sobering statistic: Faculty participation on presidential search committees has dropped recently for the first time in a century. As a result, presidents must negotiate a fine line, engaging with two
parties that are often at cross-purposes and mistrust each other."
7. Expeditiousness. Academic tradition favors discourse, deliberation, and inclusiveness, but today's presidents must make more decisions in shorter order. The notion, that faster is better is "a tangible
reality of today's higher-education leadership that has crept-in from the corporate world." Authors Mamlet and Murphy summarize, that presidential candidates must be qualified and able to meet inherent contradictions
in the must-have lists that search committees grapple with every day:
- The faculty wants a scholar.
- The board wants a money-raising entrepreneur.
- Students want an uncompromising advocate of diversity and inclusion.
- Lawmakers want reassurance that political correctness will not rule the day.<
Consequently, the average tenure of a college president in the United States was 6.5 years in 2016, down from 8.5 years in 2006; and it is getting shorter.
Read the entire article published 17 May 2022.
The State of Florida's Orwellian Stop W.O.K.E. Act
To fell university class rooms as 'particular market places of ideas'
The freedom of speech, opinion and expression enshrined in the constitutions of free and democratic societies is covered by AASBI's GAEP Statement 02
the observation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights meaning that because of the "Stop W,O,K.E. Act" Flordia's business schools would be ineligible for AASBI Accreditation.
Consequently, AASBI does not recognize and accredit B-Schools in P.R. China, Russia and other such totalitarian states. America's largest international B-School accreditor fully accredits 30+ state-run Chinese business schools.
Article by Jeffrey Schweers, "Meet Mark Eaton Walker" Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida in the election recount case
Tallahassee Democrat 15 November 2018
Article re Gov. Ron DeSantis "Judge blocks Florida 'woke' law pushed by Gov. DeSantis
Spectrum News 13 (AP)
19 August 2022 Photo FAMU College of Law
Judge Mark E. Walker text of order PDF in Leroy Pernell, et al. v. Bd. Governors filed Nov 17, 2022
The Individual Freedom Act, commonly known as the Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act is a Florida state law which regulates the content of instruction and training in
schools and workplaces AGAINST the US Supreme Court's long history of shielding academic freedom from government encroachment and the First Amendment's intolerance toward government attempts
to "cast a pall of orthodoxy over the classroom." Keyishian v. Board of Regents. 385 U.S. 589, 603 (1967). "The vigilant protection of constitutional freedoms is nowhere more vital than
in the community of American schools [...]" Shelton v. Tucker, 364 U.S. 479, 487 (1960).
"With respect to regulating in-class speech consistent with constitutional
safeguards, this [11th US District] Court again pauses to distinguish between the State's valid exercise in prescribing a university's curriculum and the State's asserted interest in
prohibiting educators from expressing certain viewpoints about the content of that curriculum. The Supreme Court has long recognized that "[a] university's mission is
education," and it "has never denied a university's authority to impose reasonable regulations compatible with that mission upon the use of its campus and facilities." ,
454 U.S. 263, 267 n.5 (1981). "By and large, public education in our Nation is committed to the control of state and local authorities." Epperson v. Arkansas, 393 U.S. 97, 104 (1968). To that end,
universities may generally make content-based decisions "as to how best to allocate scarce resources or 'to determine for itself on academic grounds who may teach, what may be taught, how it shall be
taught, and who may be admitted to study.'" Widmar, 454 U.S. at 278 (quoting Sweezy v. New Hampshire, 354 U.S. 234, 263 (1957) (Frankfurter, J., concurring in result) ).
Democracy rests on robust protections of free speech and academic freedom, including
instruction about race and gender that the [state] legislature disfavors.
"Federal appeals court leaves DeSantis' anti-'woke' law blocked in Florida public colleges" by Jack Forrest
CNN 17 March 2023
" 'Positively dystopian': U.S. judge blocks key [Orwellian] parts of Florida's 'Stop-Woke' law,"
Legislation that limits what universities can teach about racism and sexism violates first and 14th amendment, judge rules
Stop W.O.K.E Act (Florida) (2022)" by John R. Vile, Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University
Continued in the ARCHIVE.