Founded in 1916, AACSB is an NGO that certifies business schools and accounting programs. The organization aims to provide a platform for certified members to communicate and learn from each other, expand the influence of education in business, and constantly cultivate excellent leaders. Since its inception, AACSB has provided high-quality business education information and professional development services to more than 1,600 member institutions and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide.
AACSB provides internationally recognized professional certification for bachelor, master and doctoral business and accounting programs. Its certification standards present a challenge for higher education practitioners: business programs should be committed to excellence and continuous improvement. AACSB certification enjoys a high reputation in the world, and is the most lasting and well-known professional certification that certification agencies and their business programs can obtain.
School of Business and Management in Shanghai International Studies University is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
EQUIS is an international certification system established by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) to evaluate the quality of higher management education institutions and promote the progress of education in the form of certification. EFMD regards being committed to serving the global management education as concept, and its basic goal is to improve the level of higher education management around the world, therefore the EQUIS does not focus on the higher education management of a specific project, it will be located in the main content of the certification to identify all kinds of higher education management methods (including the graduate and undergraduate courses) of the similarities and differences and advantages, at the same time pay attention to the international certification institutions, research institutions and enterprise institutions linked to mining potential, high efficiency of teaching environment, students' global responsibility.
AMBA ( the Association of MBAs)
Founded in 1967, the Association of MBAs is an authority on postgraduate management of education. It is also the only organization that connects MBA students, graduates, accredited business schools and employers: a portal for business partners to network online and face-to-face across the globe, seek career advice, view knowledge databases and MBA jobs. Students and alumni of accredited business schools receive a range of advisory services, including world-class activities and training.
Unlike other accrediting bodies such as AACSB and EQUIS, AMBA specializes in MBA, DBA and master's degree programs. Only top international programs can be accredited by AMBA, which marks the highest standard of education for business school graduate students. Only the top 2 per cent of business schools in more than 70 countries currently receive such accreditation.
School of Business and Management in Shanghai International Studies University is a member of the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Chinese Advanced Management Education Accreditation (CAMEA) is issued in 2012. It was jointly organized by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center（CDGDC）and China National MBA Education Supervisory Committee (CNMESC). It is currently the first professional degree education certification in China, and the certification secretariat is located at the education development center for degree and postgraduate students. The certification work is based on the basic concept of adhering to high quality, steady progress, openness and international cooperation, aiming at promoting the continuous improvement of education quality of China's business administration.