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AACSB Accreditation at William & Mary

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is proud to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both our online and on-campus MBA programs. AACSB accreditation is reserved for the most prestigious business schools, with fewer than 5 percent of business schools holding this distinction worldwide. At present, there are only 810 AACSB-accredited business schools in 53 countries and territories.1

The AACSB accreditation process is extremely rigorous, requiring a college or university to conduct a thorough self-evaluation and undergo an extensive peer-review process.2 Upon receipt of accreditation, member institutions must submit to a five-year Continuous Improvement Review process that documents ongoing improvements in support of AACSB's stated mission and strategic management plan to maintain their accreditation status.

AACSB accreditation is recognized throughout the world as the longest-standing specialized accreditation a university and its business programs can earn. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs.

Why AACSB Accreditation Matters at William & Mary

At William & Mary, we believe that AACSB accreditation ensures the highest standard of value for your Online MBA education. AACSB accreditation requires an evolving curriculum focused on continuous improvement and relevance. Students can feel confident that their education at William & Mary imparts the most up-to-date, significant business skills they need to thrive in today's business landscape. Courses are taught by William & Mary’s #2 Best Business Professors in the Nation, each of whom is highly regarded in their field, so you can be confident that they will set students up for academic and professional success.3

To request more information about the Online MBA program and its accreditation status, fill out the form on this page, or call 757-500-5532 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.

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