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ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BODIES IN STANDARDIZING MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

Author(s): Manish Kumar
ISSN:0974 – 497
Year:February 2012   Volume:6   Issue:1/4


Abstract:When selecting a college or university and before committing any money to a post secondary educational institution, it is important to determine whether or not the institution is “accredited.” This is even more important when considering a non-traditional form of instruction—such as distance learning.

Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. Institutions of higher education have voluntarily entered into associations to evaluate each other in accord with an institution’s stated goals. Non-accredited institutions must be able to demonstrate that they possess certain “characteristics of quality” before they are allowed to become members of the association of accredited institutions.

National or regional business school accreditation assures students, parents and the public that an institution of higher learning adheres to high quality standards based on the latest research and professional practice. But in today’s competitive world, only National or regional accreditation is not sufficient, now institution must look for International accreditation like AACSB accreditation, EQUIS accreditation, AMBA accreditation, AMDISA accreditation, SAQAS accreditation etc. Even IIM’s has started getting global accreditation like IIM, Ahmedabad & IIM Banglore has EQUIS accreditation, IIM Lucknow & IIM Kozhikode has AMBA accreditation and other top 10 B-schools are trying their best to get global accreditation.

Recently the Indian School of Business (ISB) has got its accreditation by the AACSB, making it the first B-school in South Asia to be recognized by this global body. With this accreditation, ISB has joined the exclusive league of 643 institutions in the world, including Harvard, Wharton and Yales.

Attending an accredited institution can make you more competitive in the job market; some employers will only accept degrees from a regionally accredited institution when considering promotions or salary. But the other face of the same coin would be costly education system, less authenticity of national or regional accreditation system, lessen role of government policy especially in education system, financial influences and more exploitations.



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