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Accreditation & memberships

AACSB accreditation

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.


AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals

The John Molson School of Business was the first in Montreal to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), thus ranking it among other leading business schools such as Harvard, Wharton, and Northwestern. JMSB was the fourth business school in Canada to receive this prestigious seal of excellence.

We are pleased to say that AACSB International’s high standards have helped us to achieve our goal of offering students a dynamic, contemporary, and relevant business curriculum. Our success lies with our graduates as well, as they continue to further our solid reputation and make a positive impact on today’s global marketplace.

AACSB accreditation

The John Molson School of Business is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an international, not-for-profit, membership organisation of business schools and corporations. It provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development, and is recognised globally as an accreditation body for quality and impact assessment in management with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and online courses.

ADN membership

The John Molson School of Business is a member of the AMBA Development Network (ADN), established to provide high potential business schools the opportunity to be part of a community that stresses continuous improvement. The ADN supports schools who share AMBA’s values and seek support in reaching accreditation standards.

AACSB accreditation

The John Molson School of Business has earned Parity Certification from Women in Governance (La Gouvernance au Féminin). The certification recognizes organizations that have achieved results by articulating a commitment to gender parity in the workplace, integrating it into the ecosystem of the organization and implementing mechanisms to achieve that commitment and sustain it over time. JMSB is the first business school ever certified by Women in Governance. Read more

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