Accreditation and Ranking

AACSB Accredited

An AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. All Erivan K. Haub School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB, confirming our commitment to quality and to continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive review program.

As an AACSB-accredited institution, the Saint Joseph’s University must:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission;
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship;
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula;
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty;
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

For more information on AACSB accreditation, visit the Saint Joseph's University AACSB homepage

CFP® Board Certified Program

The MSFS program at Saint Joseph's University is the only regional Masters in Finance that is both AACSB accredited and CFP® Board Certified. 

Six courses within the MSFS program satisfy the education requirements of the CFP® certification examination and have been certified by the CFP® board.

Saint Joseph's University's Certificate in Financial Planning is registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP) Board as an approved education program. 

Certified Financial Planner™ certification is the most recognized professional certification for financial planners, demonstrating expertise in the field and adherence to rigorous standards.  As a CFP Board-Registered Program, successful completion of the Saint Joseph's University's Certificate in Financial Planning satisfies the CFP Board's education requirement, allowing an individual to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Saint Joseph's University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and flame logo marks.  CFP certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing and educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.