Accreditation, Recognition, & Rankings


Sacred Heart University Luxembourg is proud to be recognized by the following accrediting bodies:

Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for schools worldwide that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have met the rigorous standards required for this accreditation. While membership is a prerequisite for entering the AACSB Accreditation process, members are not required to pursue accreditation. Membership does not confer AACSB Accreditation and should not be interpreted as such.


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NECHE - New England Commission of Higher Education

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the leading accreditation body for colleges and universities in the six New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NECHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits.

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SHULU has earned the Grand Ducal Decree which provides authorization of SHU diplomas with the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education.

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SHU is listed as a recognized university by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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Princeton Review: Best Business Schools

The Princeton Review includes Sacred Heart University’s MBA program in its ranking of The Best Business Schools for 2021. The Princeton Review compiled its list of the top business schools using institutional and student survey data.

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US News and World Report: Best Part-Time MBA Program

US News and World Report has included Sacred Heart University on three of its college rankings, including its 2022 Best Part-Time MBA Programs and Best Undergraduate Business Programs review. It also made the list of the Most Innovative Schools, which identifies schools that are innovating in the areas of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.

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Standard & Poor's Rating - A

The most recent rating conducted by Standard & Poor in 2017 has raised SHU’s long-term rating to A. Only three other private colleges in Connecticut (Yale, Wesleyan and Trinity) have an A rating or higher from Standard & Poor’s.

“In the midst of all the other exciting news of Sacred Heart’s extraordinary successes comes this news of a jump of two steps in our rating,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “S&P’s report noted our growing enrollment and diverse geographic footprint as reasons for our success.”

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Moody's Investors Service Ratings - A3

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded SHU’s rating, acknowledging the university’s strong financial performance as one of the reasons for the improvement.


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Bloomberg: Best Part-time MBA

Bloomberg ranked SHU’s Part-Time MBA programs in its list of the Best Business Schools of 2015.


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Eduniversal Rating – 2 Palms out of 5

Since 2016, Sacred Heart University Luxembourg has received high marks from global ranking and rating agency Edunivesal. We are rated as an excellent business school with strong regional influence. We are also listed on Eduniversal’s ranking of the best MBA programs.


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T.H.E. Times Higher Education

SHU is listed as a top school on the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which judges universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, business, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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