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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). 



CFA Institute Recognition Program

The Master of Science in finance and the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance have been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The American University in Cairo is the first in Egypt to have received this form of acknowledgment.
The CFA institute grants this recognition to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA program candidate body of knowledge. The institute accepts programs incorporate the CFA Institute code of ethics and standards of professional conduct in their curriculum and syllabus. 








National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) 

The Department of Management, under the auspices of the School of Business, has been granted the accreditation by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for the next five years.

Established in 2007 by a presidential decree, NAQAAE is an accrediting body for all Egyptian educational institutes that provide higher education, pre-university and Al Azhar education. NAQAAE scrutinizes some 55,000 educational facilities aimed at assuring the quality of education provided by the respective examined academic institute.


Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Bachelor of Arts in accounting of the AUC School of Business has received endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals working in business. The institute has more than 80,000 members, and aims at supporting accounting professionals to expand their professional skills, better manage their organizations and enhance their careers.


Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) 

The Department of Accounting at the AUC School of Business has received the UK-based Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) accreditation. The department will be accredited for three years, ending in December of 2019.

AUC holds institutional as well as specialized accreditation for departments and programs. For more information about AUC's accreditation, click here.