About AABS



The mission of AABS is to to ensure and improve the quality of learning and research in business schools throughout Africa, through its accreditation system, programs and networking.


The vision of AABS is to become a large network of strong and effective french and english speaking business schools across Africa, committed to quality responsible business and management education, and thereby contributing to the inclusive growth of Africa.


Integrity, Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Responsibility, Excellence

Association of African Business Schools

An idea borne by forward-thinking individuals, of an organization that would support African Business Schools through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement programmes of deans, directors and faculty, became a reality when the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) was formally established in October 2005 and registered as a Non-Profit Organization in September 2007.

In keeping with the basic tenets of support, collaboration and development, quality programmes such as the Research Excellence workshop, the Case Teaming and Writing workshop and the Teaching the practice of Management workshop were developed and offered to members.  Also, an annual conference for business school’s and business leaders, AABS Connect, was offered and this continues to bring in participants form Africa and further afield. This conference gives thought leaders in management education across the world an opportunity to gather and share thoughts and experiences, and to express their views on African business education and related matters.

AABS has evolved over the years and this year (2018) it started on a historic journey with the launch of AABS Accreditation, the first ever African Accreditation for African business schools. This Accreditation is based on values relative to the African continent and promises to bring Africa business schools to the forefront of management education

Why become accredited ?

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