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ACBSP Features GAFM Certifications

Posted By George Mentz, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In an unprecedented relationship and legal agreement since 2004, the ACBSP and the GAFM have a mutual recognition agreement.

Our ACBSP/GAFM Alliance: Leverage Your ACBSP Membership into Something More

In 1996, CEOs, executives, professors, and industry experts from around the world formed the Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM). Much like ACBSP, our organization seeks to raise education standards and ethics in business and management. Because of our shared focus, ACBSP and the GAFM certifying body have created a
partnership that automatically sanctions your program for board certification, and we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.

Dr. George Mentz, CEO for the GAFM, commented that: “GAFM’s Certification Program is a stamp of excellence for your students and alumni. It shows that your business programs provide the top standards needed for students to compete for jobs with recognized certification to earn professional careers in management.” Dr. Mentz also noted that your students can earn a certification relevant to their business major—a real board certification backed by European TUV and ISO education standards and global educational quality standards.

Students can apply directly through for certification under the ACBSP Exemption as long as they have a 3.0 or higher GPA and a concentration of four or more courses related to the certification they are seeking. Business school professors from ACBSP-accredited programs may also nominate new students directly to GAFM.
Like other certification bodies, the ACBSP school can use the GAFM Quality Standards logo on their websites and brochures and Certified Students can be verified on the GAFM website.

Our Top Certifications for your Graduates:

• AFA Accredited Financial Analyst®
(4+ Finance Courses)
• ChE Chartered Economist®
(4+ Economics Courses)
• AMC Accredited Management Consultant®
(4+ Management Courses)
• CWM Chartered Wealth Manager®
(4+ Financial Planning Courses)
• MFP Master Financial Planner®
(4+ Financial Planning Courses)
• CMA Certified Marketing Analyst
(4+ Marketing Courses)
• AMA Accredited Management Accountant®
(4+ Accounting Courses)
• CRA Certified Risk Analyst®
(4+ Risk/Insurance Courses)

After becoming Board Certified, graduates of ACBSP-accredited programs can better compete for jobs and promotion globally with a professional designation. All qualified students can earn certification eligibility by directly finishing four or more courses and exams at your ACBSP accredited institution rather than taking outsourced
computerized quizzes at testing centers. Graduates of ACBSP courses may apply for
certification directly at or send their résumé to
Business schools may join the Chapter Recognition for free and receive your Certification Program Seal of Approval: Contact: &

*ACBSP has an articulation agreement of standards shown here:  The GAFM International Board of Standards is in standards alliance with the CHEA Quality Group, ACBSP, and accredited by the TUV in Europe.
GAFM is the 1st in the USA to be ISO Certified for Trainingunder 29990 Standards. The GAFM has members in over 150 nations. GAFM is a Charter Member of the CHEA Quality GroupStandards Memorandum. .

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