Online MBA Accreditation

Accreditation is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing an online MBA school. Regional accreditation is the most widely accepted form of accreditation. If you want your online MBA degree to be recognized by future employers, you need to ensure that the school itself is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies:
1. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
2. Western Association of Schools and Colleges - California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau, and Northern Marianas Islands.
3. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools -Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.
4. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
5. New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
6. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Professional Accreditation for an online MBA program include:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Association of MBAs (AMBA).

* Suggested Reading: Regional and Professional Accreditation