PhilaU iMBA Program Earns ACBSP Accreditation

ACSBP_Approved_cleanupThe Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Philadelphia University accreditation of its iMBA program.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the MBA program offered through the School of Business Administration meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. 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 or not the program offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.

“Philadelphia University has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2017 in Anaheim, Calif., on June 26. “This accreditation is evidence that PhilaU is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

ACBSP’s mark of distinction reflects global recognition of the quality of PhilaU’s iMBA program, said Philip Russel, dean of graduate studies.

“We are honored and excited to achieve this accreditation,” he said. “It’s a significant milestone and the result of dedication and commitment of our faculty and administration to deliver superior education and support system for our students. ACBSP accreditation assures students that the iMBA program is committed to teaching excellence, scholarship, innovation and continuous improvement and that they will graduate with core competencies and skills required to successfully compete and assume leadership roles in the global marketplace.”

Ronald Kander, executive dean of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, said achieving ACBSP accreditation is a testament to the quality and hard work of the School of Business Administration faculty and staff. “It is a validation of the unique value proposition the iMBA program offers to our graduate business students,” he said.

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