Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - AACSB
In 2006, the American University in Cairo's School of Business received accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. It is one of just 5 percent of all business schools in the world that meet the rigorous standards for accreditation by the AACSB. It is the world’s most widely recognized and sought-after endorsement for business programs. This demonstrates to prospective students, faculty members and employers that an accredited school produces graduates who are prepared to succeed in the business world – a clear indication of the quality of a degree from the School of Business at AUC.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
In 2014, the School of Business at the American University in Cairo received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), an impartial, international authority on postgraduate business education established in 1967 by a small group of business graduates with the aim of raising the profile of business education and MBA qualification in UK and Europe. Today, their accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programs. They currently accredit programs at over 200 business schools in more than 70 different countries.
European Quality Improvement System - EQUIS
In 2014, the School of Business at the American University in Cairo received accreditation from the European Quality Improvment System (EQUIS).
EQUIS looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world. A strong interface with the world of business is, therefore, as much a requirement as it is a strong research potential. EQUIS attaches particular importance to the creation of an effective learning environment that favors the development of students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills, and fosters their sense of global responsibility. It also looks for innovation in all respects, including program design and pedagogy.
Institutions that are accredited by EQUIS must not only demonstrate high general quality in all dimensions of their activities, but also a high degree of internationalization. With companies recruiting worldwide, with students choosing to get their education outside their home countries and with schools building alliances across borders and continents, there is a rapidly growing need for them to be able to identify those institutions in other countries that deliver high quality education in international management.
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training - ACCET
In August 2011, the Management Center received accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “reliable authority as to the quality of education or training provided by institutions of higher education and the programs they accredit” and the only recognized accrediting agency to be certified as an ISO 9001:2008-Quality Management System by Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI).