July 21, 2023 : By Office of Communications & Public Engagement
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners recently reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs offered through the Liberty University School of Business.
ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degrees and programs offered through Liberty meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
“This reaffirmation demonstrates the continued focus that the university places on preparing students for future success in the business world,” said Liberty School of Business Director of Assessment and Accreditation Jamie Stowe. “By receiving an ACBSP-accredited education from Liberty, students are better equipped to compete in today’s workplace and to serve their local communities as the next generation of business leaders.”
Liberty’s business programs were first accredited by ACBSP in 2013. The reaffirmation process is required every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.
“Liberty University has shown its 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. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2013.”
With more than 30 years of promoting excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.
Based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.
The accreditation from ACBSP encompasses both Liberty’s residential and online programs.
ACBSP-accredited programs in the School of Business include associate and undergraduate degree programs in accounting, business administration, and information systems; Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Accounting; and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).