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14 May 2012



I'm actually working on the analysis for the 2013-14 Collaboration Survey results right now. If there's enough interest in an update on this post, I'll be glad to do so when I'm finished!

Based on the analysis data, it states that there are differences from each other. If there's an update on this, that would be appreciated.

I can see your point here partnering with a collaborative school.And with that, you will have the authority or the ability to exercise with your decision making in allying with another accredited school.You have a substantial survey!

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It's definitely not an issue for the partner of an AACSB-accredited school to be non-accredited themselves. In cases of collaborative activities such as franchise, twinning or validation agreements, for example, it actually makes sense that an accredited school would have a non-accredited partner more often than not, since another accredited school would generally have less need for the prestige and brand-value that a program offered in collaboration with an accredited partner brings. Nevertheless, AACSB-accredited schools must be careful to ensure that all programs that fall under the scope of accreditation are properly assessed, including those that involve partner institutions, accredited or otherwise.

Congratulations for your survey and for producing a deep analysis in your research. From its result, I think it's not necessary to have ACSB accreditation for these collaborative activities.


Essentially, yes, though of course a peer-review team can and should ensure that the accredited institution has policies and procedures in place to make certain that any coursework delivered by a non-accredited partner is of equal quality. To get at the thrust of your question, though, AACSB does not dictate the terms of its accredited schools' partnerships.

So, transfer of coursework from a non-accredited institution to an AACSB institution is a choice of the accredited institution and not an AACSB guideline?

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