A Comparative Analysis of Accredited Business Education Programs


  • Charles Malone North Carolina A&T State University
  • Cindi Khanlaria North Carolina A&T State University
  • Sherrie Drye North Carolina A&T State University
  • Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder North Carolina A&T State University


accreditation, AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, business schools, college rankings


This study analyzes schools accredited by each of the major business accrediting bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Schools were examined by type, religious affiliation, geographic distribution, Carnegie classification, college rankings, enrollment, percentage of business graduates, business graduates by major, and faculty credentials. The findings indicate that AACSB schools are generally larger and offer a wider range of academic degrees than ACBSP and IACBE schools. However, the study concludes that each accrediting agency serves different purposes, thereby providing options for any school seeking to demonstrate its quality. This article provides guidance for business programs determining which business accreditation to pursue.


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How to Cite

Malone, C., Khanlaria, C., Drye, S., & Gueldenzoph Snyder, L. (2022). A Comparative Analysis of Accredited Business Education Programs. Journal of Research In Business Education, 62(1), 6-17. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/7

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