Accreditation: CBS stays in exclusive league

The international organisation AACSB has just issued a special seal of approval to CBS, which means that CBS meets the organisation’s standards for international business schools.



CBS’ AACSB accreditation has been extended for another five-year period.

An independent panel have controlled, assessed and approved the quality of programmes, research and impact.

With it, CBS continues to hold the sought-after accreditation that we achieved as the first Scandinavian business school in 2011. According to the American organisation, less than 6% of all the business schools in the world holds the AACSB accreditation.

Accreditation enhances the attraction of CBS

”We wish to take part in developing society and contribute solutions to the world’s challenges. It is a great ambition, and we can only solve it by delivering high-quality graduates and conduct research at the highest international level,” says Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President at CBS. He adds:

”The extension of our AACSB accreditation is a recognition of our quality and relevance to the Danish and international society. In addition to our other accreditations, it enhances our brand and helps us attract the right students, researchers and collaborative partners from all over the world.”

With this AACSB accreditation, CBS continues to hold the so-called Triple Crown accreditation, which is only held by 1% of the business schools of the world. A university is entitled to the Triple Crown if it is accredited by the European EQUIS, the British AMBA and the American AACSB accreditations.  

Worth knowing about accreditations

  • AACSB is an abbreviation of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The accreditation is granted for 5 years at a time.
  • CBS holds the three recognised accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.
  • The accreditations indicate that CBS manages to strike a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance through close cooperation between the national and international business community.


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The page was last edited by: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 07/11/2023