OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (June 29, 2022) — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Northern Arizona University in Yuma, Arizona (www.nau.edu).
With more than 30 years of promoting excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degrees and programs offered through Northern Arizona University 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 the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.
The business programs at Northern Arizona University were first accredited by ACBSP in 2012. The institution is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.
“Northern Arizona University 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 they are committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2012.”
“The recognition from ACBSP of the Master of Global Business Administration, the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and the Industrial Technology Management programs as fully accredited programs signifying the standards and criteria of excellence in business education are met is exciting,” said Dr. Alex Steenstra, chair for the Department of Business and Administration. “It recognizes the efforts by the faculty of the Department of Business and Administration at NAU to meet and exceed these industry standards and means that students are receiving the education to prepare them for meaningful positions and careers. As the department strives to improve access to these programs, ACBSP accreditation will support these efforts.”
About Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University provides exceptional education opportunities in Arizona and beyond. For nearly 120 years, NAU has delivered a student-centered experience through rigorous academic programs led by dedicated, world-renowned professors and researchers. NAU: The ideal university for academic excellence, personal growth, professional success, and world-class adventure.
About Northern Arizona University Department of Business and Administration
The Department of Business and Administration at NAU-Yuma provides excellent business management and related higher education. The faculty are highly qualified and fully engaged in a learning partnership with students. Students are the center of our focus and the faculty is dedicated to help students achieve their educational and career goals. To learn more about the Department of Business and Administration’s business programs, visit https://nau.edu/yuma/business-admin/.
ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s global mission is to pursue a better tomorrow by advancing and recognizing excellence in business education through continuous improvement. ACBSP’s global vision is to see every business program of quality accredited and pursuing continuous improvement. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001, 2011, and again in 2021, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels and the first to offer certificate accreditation. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs
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