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BSU Business & Accounting Programs Receive Specialized Accreditation

Jun 4, 2009

At the 2009 annual conference of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the Board of Commissioners announced the granting of specialized accreditation of the business and accounting degree programs of Bemidji State University. Business program accreditation by the IACBE assures the high quality of Bemidji State University business and accounting programs. Accredited programs have been examined by trained evaluators who ensure that the IACBE’s standards are being met in eight key areas: outcomes assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activities, resources, internal/external relationships, and educational innovation. The quality of the business programs are measured by the accomplishment of the school’s mission and broad-based goals, the effectiveness of student learning, and the operational effectiveness of the business programs.

Dr. Robert H. Roller, President of the IACBE, notes that, “accreditation is recognition that the business and accounting programs of Bemidji State University demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to continuous quality improvement. The IACBE is especially interested in the assessment of student learning outcomes. The accreditation process is one means of making certain graduates are well-equipped to excel in the business world.”

“Accreditation is more than just another credential for institutions,” adds William Parrott, Director of Member Services and International Programs for the IACBE. “Accreditation requires evidence that a school’s programs are meeting high standards and producing measurable, high-quality results.”

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is the business accrediting association for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities. Bemidji State University joins a growing list of over 225 IACBE member institutions throughout the world that support quality assurance in education.