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3 Umass Lowell Manning School of Business student contestants for Difference Makers Event pose for a photo with faculty.


AACSB seal

The Robert J. Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This is the highest level of business school accreditation an institution can achieve in the United States.

AACSB accreditation puts the Manning School of Business in the company of elite schools of business across the country. Fewer than 520 other schools in the United States have achieved the status of accreditation for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Specifically, accreditation offers students, employers and business partners objective assurance that the Manning School of Business:

  • offers students relevant curricula, qualified faculty, and effective policies and practices; 
  • designs and offers degree programs that include the knowledge and practices generally accepted in the management community; 
  • provides students with an understanding of today's complex business environment; and 
  • is committed to a process of continuous improvement.