The Ethics of AACSB Accreditation: Unintended Consequences

16 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2016 Last revised: 20 Jan 2017

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Frimette Kass

Brooklyn College; Journal of the CPA Practitioner

Date Written: December 18, 2016

Abstract

This paper discusses some of the issues involved in pursuing AACSB accreditation. It also describes why AACSB accreditation is not necessarily a measure of quality. Suggestions on how to improve AACSB accreditation are provided.

Keywords: AACSB accreditation, college rankings, predatory journals, best colleges, worst colleges, conflict of interest, safe work environment

JEL Classification: C00, C10, C40, I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Kass, Frimette, The Ethics of AACSB Accreditation: Unintended Consequences (December 18, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2887096 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2887096

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

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Frimette Kass

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