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Accreditation of Business School: How Much Important?

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Accreditation of Business School: How Much Important? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 09:13
I am looking for pursuing an MBA in a renowned/prestigious B-school. I understand, one needs to analyze so many variables when selecting/choosing a B-school that matches the person's ambition and personality.

But, while choosing a good B-school, I am also concerned about its ACCREDITATION by AACSB, EQUIS, or AMBA. Am I doing something really silly? Because some of my fellow friends say that, as long as a school is a match for you and is ranked in a widely-accepted B-School ranking, you never have to bother about accreditation. They mostly cite one name Schulich:York along with (sometimes) Melbourne BS.

My point is here, if accreditation doesn't play that much role in selecting a B-school, then why it is for?
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Re: Accreditation of Business School: How Much Important? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 10:32
I think accreditation comes to a point where as long as the school is accreditted by a major organization, you'll be fine when it comes to searching for job. Once the school gets that accreditation, you shouldn't have to worry about it.

For example, if I have enough fund at this moment I can open up a Bakfed School of Business, but it won't be accredited. Thus, at this point, all applicants should be a bit weary about applying to this school due to a lack of accreditation and a major "what-the-f" is this Bakfed School of business mentality.

Anyway, any major b-schools in the states will be fully accredited and you would not have to worry about it at all.
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Re: Accreditation of Business School: How Much Important? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 11:24
bakfed wrote:
I think accreditation comes to a point where as long as the school is accreditted by a major organization, you'll be fine when it comes to searching for job. Once the school gets that accreditation, you shouldn't have to worry about it.

For example, if I have enough fund at this moment I can open up a Bakfed School of Business, but it won't be accredited. Thus, at this point, all applicants should be a bit weary about applying to this school due to a lack of accreditation and a major "what-the-f" is this Bakfed School of business mentality.

Anyway, any major b-schools in the states will be fully accredited and you would not have to worry about it at all.


bakfed, thank you for sharing your views.

How would you describe the issue of Schulich:York (though it's not US school)? It's not accredited by any of the three giant accrediting networks/organizations. Yet, it's highly advertised as a GLOBAL B-School. And, most importantly, the name can be found in any B-School ranking.
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Re: Accreditation of Business School: How Much Important? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 11:41
I can't say that I know much about Canadian b-schools, but as far as I know, Schulich is a great brand with an international recognition. I wouldn't worry about it not being accreditted by the major organizations, as I'm sure it's accreditted somehow in the society.
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Re: Accreditation of Business School: How Much Important? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 20:32
Thanks again! :)
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