State Authorization and Accreditation

Note for International Students

Smartly Institute accepts applications from students living around the world. For students with a permanent address in the United States, state-specific regulations require Smartly Institute to restrict applications based on the state of the student's permanent address.

State Licensure as a Degree-Granting Institution

Regulated by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) of Washington, DC, Smartly Institute is a licensed, degree-granting institution of higher education. Graduating students obtain the internationally recognized MBA and Executive MBA academic credentials.

Authorization, License, Accreditation, and Membership

Smartly Institute is currently accepting applications to our degree programs as indicated below. We work with states directly to ensure whether authorization or licensure is necessary and that required approvals are obtained. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check Smartly Institute's website often for updates.

Smartly Institute is currently authorized or exempt from authorization, and accepting new applications to the MBA and Executive MBA from the following states/territories:

  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • N. Marianas Islands
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Smartly Institute is not currently accepting new applications to the MBA and Executive MBA from the following states/territories:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Wyoming

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University of California, Berkeley

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Karolinska Institutet

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