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Accreditation

The College of Business is proud to have our programs recognized by the following accrediting bodies:

 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) logo

AACSB

Accredited programs:  Accounting, Masters of Public Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management and Marketing

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement   of management education. Established in 1916, AACSB International provides its members with a variety of products and services to assist them with the continuous improvement of their business programs and   schools.

These products and services include:

  • Internationally recognized accreditation for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in business and accounting (Note: Membership does not imply accreditation.).
  • Conferences, seminars, symposiums, and webinars that provide global professional development opportunities for business school administrators and faculty.
  • Publications that provide insight into the business education industry.
  • Access to extensive global data and corresponding reports related to business schools.
  • Networking through groups and events held both online and in live environments.
  • Sponsorships, exhibiting, and business development opportunities.

In addition to providing its members with products and services, AACSB International strives to identify challenges and trends that are facing the business education industry through its research and various initiatives. The association also educates students, parents, employers, and counselors about accreditation and how to choose a quality business degree program that will fit their needs.

 

ABET

Accredited programs:  Computer Information Systems 

The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Information Systems has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.

One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.

In addition to providing colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve their programs, accreditation also helps students and their parents choose quality college programs, enables employers and graduate colleges to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared, and is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.

ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by its more than 25 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with some 1,500 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 75 years. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.abet.org

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,
111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
telephone: (410) 347-7700.

More in-depth information about accreditation can be found at http://www.abet.org/accreditation/


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