ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) operates mainly in the USA. It aims to establish, promote, and recognize educational standards that contribute to the continuous improvement of business education and to recognize those Schools and programs that adhere to these standards. ACBSP has become a principal accreditor for small to mid sized graduate (and also bachelors) degree programs The Association's strength is as a membership organization with over 10 000 MBA student and graduate members-representing the voice of the consumer (MBA students/graduates) and the interests of its member business schools and employers. The Association is registered as a charity and provides impartial advice and information for anyone thinking about studying for an MBA. The Association has accredited programs since its inception in 1967.