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The Labor Market Returns to AACSB Accreditation

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  • Hamid Bastin
  • David Kalist

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We examine whether there is a wage premium from attending an AACSB accredited business college compared to a non-accredited business college. To estimate the returns to AACSB accreditation, we use data from the 1993/1994 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, which provides a rich set of control variables. The earnings regressions suggest that there is no wage premium associated with graduating from an AACSB accredited business college upon entry into the workforce. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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Volume (Year): 34 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 170-179

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jlabre:v:34:y:2013:i:2:p:170-179

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Keywords: ACCSB; Wage premium; Business majors; Earnings;

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