School of Business and Economics receives reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The Indiana University East School of Business and Economics received notification from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that it has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs.

The School of Business and Economics received affirmation for its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program, including Concentrations in CPA Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems (formerly Management Information Systems), Marketing, Economics and Entrepreneurship. The Master of Science in Management received its first accreditation from ACBSP.

Cal Simpson, lecturer for the School of Business and Economics, leads a class.

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes for the business programs offered through the IU East School of Business and Economics meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Marcy Jance, associate professor of business administration at IU East, said the reaffirmation of accreditation was significant for the School of Business and Economics.

“Maintaining ACBSP accreditation standards is important to the School of Business and Economics,” Jance said. “The business faculty and staff continually work to deliver high-quality business programs that meet the needs of our students.”

The business programs at Indiana University East were first accredited by ACBSP in 1997. IU East is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“Indiana University East has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale. He will present the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 10.

ACBSP celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. IU East has successfully maintained ACBSP accreditation of its business programs for more than two decades. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that IU East is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 1997,” Parscale said.

IU East’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Michelle Malott said, “ACBSP’s reaffirmation of our accreditation is a direct result of the strong commitment the School of Business and Economics faculty and staff have to providing the highest quality business education for their students. The Business programs at IU East are truly focused on the needs of the learner, and this accreditation recognizes that our program quality is assured by a process of evaluation and continual improvement.”

About the IU East School of Business and Economics
The vision of the School of Business and Economics is to promote prosperity, economic opportunity, and quality of life, for the citizens and communities of east central Indiana and our broader service area. The mission of the school is to create a community of learning that addresses society’s need for knowledgeable, competent, and caring citizens and business professionals, while nurturing students, faculty, and staff.

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs