Business Programs Receive Specialized Accreditation

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Fairmont State University has been granted specialized accreditation of business degree programs by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

The accreditation was announced by the IACBE Board of Commissioners at its recent annual conference. The accreditation certificate presented at the conference recognizes the achievement of quality in FSU's academic business programs. Quality assurance is measured by the accomplishment of the school's mission and broad-based goals, the effectiveness of student learning that takes place and the operational effectiveness of the business unit.

"Accreditation is recognition that an educational institution's academic performance is excellent," said Dr. John L. Green Jr., IACBE president. "IACBE is especially interested in the outcomes assessment of education that takes place annually within the academic business unit. The accreditation process is one means of making certain graduate are well-equipped to join the business world."

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the IACBE is an internationally recognized, prominent accrediting body for business and business-related degree programs in four-year and graduate level institutions. FSU joins a growing list of nearly 200 IACBE member institutions in the U.S. and abroad that support quality assurance in education.

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

For more information on the programs of the FSU School of Business, visit www.fairmontstate.edu or call (304) 367-4261.