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School of Business programs receive ACBSP accreditation

Winter/Spring 2014 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty business students in the classroom.

Liberty University’s business programs recently received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP is a specialized accreditation association for business education that supports, celebrates, and rewards teaching excellence. It promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate through doctoral degree programs.

“ACBSP accreditation status creates an environment which continues to focus on relevancy to best serve students; it enhances the School of Business’ ability to focus on quality performance, and it reaffirms the school’s desire and commitment to striving for excellence,” said Scott Hicks, dean of the School of Business. “A student attending an institution with ACBSP-accredited programs can have the confidence in knowing that they will receive a quality education and be provided with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to compete in today’s workplace.”

Accredited programs in the School of Business include: undergraduate programs in business administration, business management, accounting, and information systems; associate degree programs in accounting, business administration, business management information systems; and the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting.

The accreditation encompasses both resident and online programs and extends retroactively.

“It was our goal through this process to bring glory to God by adding value to our programs and serve our internal and external stakeholders,” Hicks said. “This was a team effort that was made possible by focusing on this goal and shared vision. ACBSP accreditation will strengthen our reputation as we seek to make an impact in the business community. Our graduates will not only have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful; they will also have the values. This will continue to set them apart, as they strive to serve God in all they do.”