|Corporate Partners & Affiliates|
ACBSP corporate membership is granted to business corporations, foundations, professional associations, and non-profit organizations with strategic interests in influencing collegiate business education and supporting ACBSP objectives. Corporate membership is not open to degree-granting, non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses that are engaged in the process of granting degrees.
Benefits of Becoming a Corporate Member
WEBSITE PROMOTION: A link to your website will be added to acbsp.org. Additionally, ACBSP has a corporate member logo that can be displayed on your website to help promote our partnership.
ACBSP CORPORATE MEMBER PROFILE: The member-only side of the website will feature a member profile for you.
EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Opportunity to exhibit or be a sponsor at the ACBSP events, such as ACBSP Conference.
BUSINESS EDUCATION WEEK: Promotional advertising announcing new products, promoting current products, and or making other announcements may be advertised in ACBSP's Business Education Week publication.
ACBSP UPDATE: Corporate members may choose to sponsor an issue of the quarterly publication, ACBSP Update. View the most recent issue at acbsp.org/acbspupdate.
TARGETED EMAILS: Targeted emails may be sent to the membership on behalf of corporate members.
REGIONAL MEETINGS: Notices of regional meetings are sent to individual corporate members. Representatives from your company may attend these meetings and consider exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: The Directory contains information about our membership, including both, member institutions and individual members. You'll have access to more than 1,300 member campuses and more than 13,000 individuals. Search the directory to find a specific person or go to the campus profile to find members associated with each institution.
LISTING ON VITAE: Individuals may list on their vitae or biographical information "Member, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs." Companies may include this in printed literature and/or on their website.
ACBSP COMMITTEES: You have a voice in creating policy, implementing projects, and enjoying the networking benefits of committee membership.
CORPORATE MEMBER VISIT: A lot is offered through ACBSP membership and it can be overwhelming. ACBSP offers to send a member of the ACBSP staff to your headquarters or other location to meet with decision makers and sales representatives.
How to Join
Our Benefits of Corporate Membership pamphlet explains all the benefits of ACBSP corporate membership, as well as the cost of membership. Simply download the pamphlet, fill out the enrollment form, and you're on your way to being our next valued partner.
UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management (PRME) Steering Committee
ACBSP is one of 10 global organizations invited by the PRME Secretariat to serve on the PRME Steering Committee. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the PRME initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. The PRME initiative is a partnership of international co-convening organizations which form the PRME Steering Committee.
The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. PRME is governed, along with the United Nations Global Compact, by this Steering Committee, comprised of the main business school accreditation bodies, and specialized and regional associations. The PRME Steering Committee meets quarterly to provide direction in furthering the mission of the UN Global Compact.
The Six Principles of PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values, such as the United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles, and provide an engagement structure for academic institutions to advance social responsibility through incorporating universal values into curricula and research. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG)
Dr. Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), and Dr. Steven Parscale, ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer, signed a Memorandum of Affiliation in August 2016, agreeing to pursue the following commitments:
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation established the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in 2012, with a focus on international quality assurance. CIQG serves as a thought leader on international quality assurance issues and policy, a convener of academics and others engaged in international quality assurance and a forum for dialogue and deliberation on vital quality issues. CIQG membership, in addition to CHEA institutional members, includes organizations and individuals from 45 countries. ACBSP has been a member of the CIQG since its inception.
In 2015, CIQG released its International Quality Principles, identifying seven areas that are, or ought to be, common to all quality assurance, irrespective of country, culture or region. Since their release, the Principles have been a topic of discussion at meetings of quality assurance and higher education leaders around the world.
The MOA states: “The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation/International Quality Group (CIQG), USA, recognize the urgency of a shared understanding of quality internationally and believe the 2015 CIQG International Quality Principles can provide a framework for quality to inspire and improve national, regional and international developments.”