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The AUC School of Business is recognized by Eduniversal as the top private business school in Africa. It is also the first school in the Arab region to receive the Triple Crown accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top one percent of business institutions worldwide. 


Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education

Founded in 2016, The Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education is a global business school partnership led by Babson College the top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education. The collaborative support participating schools to increase their capacity and capability of educational entrepreneurship offerings through a well-rounded collaborative platform that allows for seamless knowledge sharing among its constituents. The AUC School of Business joined the collaborative in 2018. 


CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education

The CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education is an exclusive global cooperation platform between leading business schools, multinational corporations and NGOs committed to educating future generations of international business leaders and global citizens. The AUC School of Business became the first school in the Middle East and Africa to join the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education in 2017.


BoP Global Network

The BoP Global Network was established in 2000 to bring together global leaders to share knowledge and disseminate information regarding the theory and practice of sustainable business at the base of the economic pyramid. The BoP Global Network is now a vibrant community of academics and practitioners in 18 countries that engage in knowledge creation and dissemination on the theory and practice of sustainable business. 


Global Business School Network (GBSN)

Established in 2003, GBSN tackles the developing world's severe shortage of management talent by building local management education capacities with programs, networking and events. The organization’s capacity-building programs match an international network of top business schools with colleagues in the developing world for cross-cultural knowledge exchange and collaboration.


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 

GMAC is a nonprofit organization of leading graduate management schools around the world. The AUC School of Business joined the network in 2012 and has since then striven to contribute to the development of quality graduate management education within the platform and beyond. 

The International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON)

The AUC School of Business is a member of UNICON, a global consortium of business-school-based executive education organizations. Its community of member organizations is engaged in accelerating the development of leaders and managers, thereby enhancing performance in public and private organizations globally, through executive development initiatives.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

EFMD is an international membership organization based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 700 member organizations from academia, business, public service, and consultancy in 82 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practices in management development. EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education and has established accreditation services for business schools and business school programs, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programs.

Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

The School of Business is a member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS). AABS was established in October 2005 with the objective of improving the capacity of business schools in Africa to deliver high-quality management education. The association has implemented numerous projects for member schools, established governance structures for effective management and gained recognition as the preeminent membership organization for management education institutions in Africa.    


Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a voluntary-engagement platform for business schools and management-related academic institutions. Participation in PRME ensures that schools integrate the values of sustainability and social responsibility into learning and teaching, research and day-to-day operations. An academic institution that signs onto PRME expresses its commitment to the belief that academic institutions, through integrating universal values into curriculum and research, can contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market.

To view the School of Business PRME 2017 report, click here.

For the 2015 report, click here. For 2013, click here

The AUC School of Business joined PRME in 2011.


Family Firm Institute (FFI)

For over a quarter of a century, the Family Firm Institute (FFI) has been engaged in educating, connecting and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises. FFI is the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and is the organization of choice for the advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate trans-generational family business wealth. 



African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE)

AAAE promotes and develops academic cooperation between African business schools, particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship, small business development, innovation and startups. The organization plays a key role in fostering stronger continental linkages among African business schools in the areas of entrepreneurship and family business.


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students and businesses under the common goal of creating future generations of outstanding business leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide.


Association of MBAs (AMBA)

AMBA is the top impartial authority on postgraduate management education. It is committed to raising international quality standards for the benefit of business schools, students, alumni and employers. Through its proprietary research center, AMBA produces a rich body of reports that explore global trends in the business world. 


International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)

The International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of civil society and philanthropy. The organization is committed to building a global community of scholars dedicated to the creation, discussion and advancement of knowledge pertaining to the third sector, its impact on humanitarian and planetary wellbeing.


Arab Foundations Forum (AFF)

The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) is a nonprofit membership-based association of philanthropic foundations in the Arab region. The organization has a vision to build an effective and strategic philanthropic sector in the Arab region that engages with all aspects of society to grow social responsibility and investment, all while advancing public good.


Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)

The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) is a network of around 100 philanthropy associations and support organizations in 40 countries around the world. The purpose of the alliance is to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment. WINGS members support a total of 100 thousand philanthropy organizations worldwide.