Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

K J Somaiya Institute of Management’s AACSB Journey


AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: Create the next generation of great 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 more than 850 Accredited business schools worldwide.

Members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance are united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.

Less than 6 percent of all schools offering degree programs in business at the bachelor level or higher worldwide hold AACSB accreditation.

Samir Somaiya


Somaiya Vidyavihar University

“I am delighted that the K J Somaiya Institute of Management has received the AACSB accreditation. This accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality in all that we do and gives us a strong platform and recognition as we seek to continuously improve our curriculum, teaching and research in our journey to prepare future leaders in management in an ever changing world.”

Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai


Somaiya Vidyavihar University

“A giant leap for the Somaiya Vidyavihar University Institute of Management in the global arena of quality teaching and research in business and management education.”

Dr. Monica Khanna

Former Director

K J Somaiya Institute of Management

“I am very happy that K J Somaiya Institute of Management has earned the AACSB Accreditation in the 40th year since its establishment in the year 1981. The AACSB Accreditation will help the Institute in developing global footprints and facilitate student and faculty exchange, research collaborations and enhance our reputation among the various stakeholders.”

Why does AACSB Accreditation matter to students?

AACSB Accreditation gives students a competitive edge – they get a rigorous, relevant education that prepares them for successful careers. And it ensures them more opportunities; many major companies report that they recruit exclusively at AACSB-accredited institutions for interns and employees. AACSB-accredited schools:

What is the difference between an AACSB-accredited program and a non AACSB-accredited program?

AACSB sets the highest standards for business schools to ensure graduates have the career preparation they need to lead in a successful business career. We continually hold our members accountable with a thorough accreditation process, as well as a regular continuous improvement review process.

AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Only the best business schools in the world have earned AACSB Accreditation. They are forward-thinking, innovative, and acutely aware of the challenges facing business today. They consistently deliver on their promise to prepare the next generation of leaders.

AACSB leads the business education industry through quality assurance, business education intelligence, the sharing of best practices globally, and professional development services.

AACSB Accreditation ensures relevancy and currency through active engagement with the business or accounting community and the demand for qualified faculty who are experts in their field. Business schools must be active participants in research; they must be engaged with industry, and have an effective plan for assuring student learning outcomes.

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