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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 1 percent of business institutions worldwide. 

  CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education

The AUC 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 Global Alliance in Management Education, which began in 2007, has grown to include 30 leading business schools, 75 corporate partners and seven social partners from five continents.The CEMS Master's in Management (MiM) program was named by QS World University Ranking as the eighth best master’s in management program for 2018. Graduates of the CEMS MiM join an elite community of over 12,000 distinguished alumni representing 91 nationalities and working in over 75 countries. 

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. Rather than using traditional aid methodologies to help the poor and improve their quality of life, it has established BoP Learning Labs that promote research and development of entrepreneurial business methods. These labs make up the BoP Global Network.

The goal is to stimulate new enterprises that are economically competitive, environmentally sustainable and culturally appropriate. 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 businesses at the base of the economic pyramid.

The School of Business joined the BoP Global Network as a member in 2014.


Global Business School Network

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

The AUC School of Business is the first school in Egypt and second in the Middle East to join the Global Business School Network, a network of 69 world-class business schools that spans 30 countries on six continents.

The AUC School of Business joined GBSN in 2014.


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 

AUC School of Business has joined the world’s elite business schools by becoming a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), indicating the significant contribution the school is making to the development of quality graduate management education.

GMAC is a nonprofit organization of leading graduate management schools around the world. 

The AUC School of Business joined GMAC in 2012.


The International University Consortium for Executive Education

The School of Business is a member of UNICON, which is 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.

UNICON’s primary activities include conferences, research, benchmarking, sharing of best practices, staff development, recruitment/job postings, information‐sharing and extensive networking among members, all centered around the business and practice of executive education.

The AUC School of Business joined UNICON in 2013.


European Foundation for Management Development

The School of Business is affiliated with the 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 practice 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.

The AUC School of Business joined EFMD in 2011.

Association of African Business Schools

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 was initially supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) through the Global Business Schools Network program. Over the past two and a half years, AABS has grown from a humble start into an organization that brings together 17 of the best business schools in Africa. The association has managed to implement 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.

The AUC School of Business joined AABS in 2011.


Principles for Responsible Management Education

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a voluntary-engagement platform for business schools and management-related academic institutions. Participation in PRME ensures that the school integrates 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 conviction that academic institutions, through integrating universal values into curriculum and research, can contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market and help build prosperous and thriving societies.

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.


The Academy of Business in Society

The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) is a unique alliance of over 100 companies, business schools and academic institutions that, with the support of the European Commission, is committed to mainstreaming business in society issues into management practice, research and education. 

The AUC School of Business joined ABIS in 2011.


Family Firm Institute

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 the organization of choice for the advisors, consultants, educators and researchers who help perpetuate trans-generational family business wealth. In adopting a multidisciplinary and genuinely global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability.



African Academic Association on Entrepreneruship


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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

The Association of MBAs is the top impartial authority on postgraduate management education. It is committed to raising the overall quality standards internationally for the benefit of business schools, students, alumni and employers. Through its proprietary research centre, AMBA produces a rich body of reports that explore global trends in the sector and the drivers of thought leadership.

International Society for Third-Sector Research

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 and its impact on human and planetary well-being.

Arab Foundations Forum

The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) is a not-for-profit 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 

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 100,000 philanthropy organizations worldwide.