With the cost of getting a college education rising faster than inflation, it’s easy to understand why many students postpone going to college or skip it altogether. Getting a college degree is of course the best case scenario, but if it’s served with a side of student loan debt that can take decades to pay off, you gotta wonder if it’s worth it. A month ago, I wrote about a new way to look at it. You can read that at New College Perspective That Makes It Worth The Cost.
If you decide that getting a college education is still your best path to a successful future, you can at least maximize and optimize the quality of your education by choosing a school that will give you your money’s worth in education.
How do you do that? You could spend hours researching each school individually and weighing the pros and cons. If you plan to attend business school though, there is a much easier way to determine if the school you are considering will give you a high quality education. Just check to see if that school holds an AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation.
There are approximately 13,000+ business programs in the world. Out of that, a little over 5% (681) currently hold an AACSB accreditation. Those schools are spread out over about 50 countries. If your school is AACSB accredited, you can not only be sure you’ll get a quality college education, but you will be more attractive to employers once you graduate.
This infographic called Facts About The Association To Advance Collegiate Schools Of Business (AACSB) by Howard University Online Executive MBA goes into more detail about what this international accreditation means. I had heard of this accreditation before today, but I didn’t understand what it meant. This is good info to store in the back of your brain because someday you might need it.
AACSB Accreditation & How It Affects College Education
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