Accreditation of the Business Programs at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Reaffirmed by ACBSP

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Associate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Ivy Tech Community College, with more than 40 locations across Indiana, www.ivytech.edu.

Celebrating 32 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first organization to offer specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs, and the first to offer Certificate Accreditation. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Business Operations, Applications, and Technology at Ivy Tech Community College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the Baldridge 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 or not the business programs offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

The business programs at Ivy Tech Community College were first accredited by ACBSP in 1994, making Ivy Tech one of the first to achieve ACBSP accreditation. The College is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation. “Ivy Tech Community College 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 Ivy Tech is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 1994,” said Parscale.

“Ivy Tech is very proud of the ACBSP Accreditation that validates the quality and rigor of our School of Business programs,” said Aaron Baute, vice president of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Ivy Tech Community College. “We value our great relationship with ACBSP which includes support of Kappa Beta Delta student groups and their role in the professional development of our faculty.”

About Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.

About ACBSP
ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, 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. 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 nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.
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