The Asper School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, one of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only 5 per cent of business schools achieve this distinguished recognition.

Schools with AACSB accreditation:

  • Guarantee highly credentialed professors (PhD or professional designation) in their faculty
  • Are more academically challenging
  • Teach relevant skills that provide a distinct advantage in the real world  

Graduates of AACSB-accredited schools:

  • Graduate with higher GPAs
  • Are pursued by more employers after graduation
  • Are preferred by top global corporations. Some only consider AACSB-accredited graduates
  • Have greater access to top-tier recruiters
  • Are offered better, more competitive salaries

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The Asper Co-operative Education Program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Co-operative Education (CAFCE), the national body for post-secondary education in Canada. CAFCE is comprised of over 75 educational institutions encompassing over 80,000 co-op students nationally.

CAFCE grants accreditation only to co-op programs that demonstrate a commitment to exceptional program delivery, operating procedures that facilitate the co-op learning process, and rigorous evaluation and monitoring.

Accreditation is important to our program, our co-op students and our co-op employers. It ensures we continue to provide students with relevant and meaningful co-op experiences, enhances our program’s profile in the business community, and signals to current and prospective employers that our program meets recognized standards of excellence.


The Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries' University Accreditation Program. The University of Manitoba's actuarial program is among the first programs to earn accreditation from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). This accreditation provides students with the option to apply to the CIA for exceptions from some of the early actuarial exams. This will make progress toward CIA Fellowship more predictable and will reduce the duplication of students' efforts between the professional exams and their university studies.


The Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research is also recognized as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries, an honour that recognizes the actuarial program's outstanding curriculum, industry connections, research, faculty and student/graduate achievement.


In February 2017, CPHR Manitoba (formerly HRMAM) added the I.H. Asper School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program to its Post-Secondary Institution Accreditation Program.

BComm(Hons) graduates with a Human Resources major will be able to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), placing them one step closer to receiving their professional designation. The NKE is a required step for many pursuing the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, the national industry standard of excellence for those working in human resources.

In order to be eligible for the waiver, graduates of the BComm(Hons) program must have graduated after June 2012 and completed the following courses:

Graduates who request approval for a NKE Waiver application then become CPHR Candidates. Eligibility information can be found on the CPHR Manitoba website,

As well, CPHR Manitoba will offer a student rate membership for Asper BComm(Hons) students enrolled in at least three courses per term.

Asper BComm(Hons) graduates who have achieved an overall cumulative average of 70% (or a 3.0 GPA) in the BComm(Hons) degree will be eligible for exemption from the NKE, provided they have taken the six electives and apply to CPHR Manitoba for exemption from the NKE within one year of graduation from their degree.

BComm(Hons) graduates who completed the program prior to its accreditation may become eligible for exemption from the NKE if they:

  • meet the grade requirement
  • complete a required education upgrade through the University of Manitoba
  • graduated from the BComm(Hons) program within five years of the date of the signing of the agreement

For more information, read the full announcement from CPHR: