Ivy Tech’s School of Business Receives Statewide Reaccreditation

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Business has received statewide reaccreditation, as announced in June at the annual meeting of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in Indianapolis, attended by Ivy Tech leadership and faculty from across the state.

The attainment of accreditation and reaccreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes at Ivy Tech meet the rigorous education standards established by the ACBSP. Reaccreditation covers a 10-year period, at which time an institution must reaffirm its quality by preparing a self-study and having another site visit.

“These institutions have shown their commitment to teaching excellence by their participation in the accreditation process and their achievement of accreditation,” said Douglas A. Viehland, executive director of the ACBSP, in a statement. “ACBSP is proud to assist these schools and programs in their commitment to quality business programs. We recognize their educational practices that contribute to the continuous improvement of business education.”

ACBSP is a specialized accrediting organization that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs. Accreditation by ACBSP is based on an independent evaluation of an institution’s business school or program by a group of professionals, which include faculty and academic administrators in the field of business. As of July 2011, the ACBSP has 1,051 member campuses, 157 of which are located outside of the United States. ACBSP’s mission is to establish, promote, and recognize educational practices that contribute to the continuous quality improvement of business education programs, teaching of business courses, and student learning outcomes in colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. ACBSP was established in 1988 and is the only business accrediting organization for both two year and four year institutions.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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