Concordia University Irvine has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA, the leading outcomes-based professional accrediting organization for business programs in student-centered colleges around the world.
Concordia's School of Business program has received accreditation by the IACBE in four program areas:
- Master of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Emphases
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics
IACBE accreditation helps to ensure that your business degree is one of quality. Our programs have undergone a rigorous self-evaluation and on-site evaluation by highly-trained reviewers. In addition, CUI and its academic business unit have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in business education and are involved in a continuous quality improvement process based on the assessment of student learning outcomes.
This rigorous accreditation process, which included program reviews and a campus visit by the IACBE Board of Commissioners, found that the School of Business met or exceeded IACBE principles in the categories of: outcomes assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activities, resources, internal and external relationships, international business education, and education innovation. During the accreditation visit, the School of Business was commended by the IACBE for "its excellent work in engaging advisory board members in the activities of the school and in selecting highly-committed and involved advisory board members". Advisory boards are critical members of the Concordia business community and are instrumental in strategic planning, career alignment, alumni relations, networking with employers, career preparation, and industry trends.
The IACBE accreditation evaluates academic quality in terms of educational outcomes and must be renewed annually. It is valid for a maximum of seven years, through July 2023.
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About the School of Business at Concordia University Irvine
The School of Business is home to the largest undergraduate program at Concordia University Irvine. Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the undergraduate economics and business administration program offers emphases in accounting, business data analytics, finance, international business, management, marketing, and sport management. The MBA program focuses on business practice with flexibility for working professionals. Faculty include entrepreneurs and executives.
Additionally, the School of Business is home to the Center for Faith and Business, the annual Faith & Business Forum, the Business Insight Series, the Center for Public Policy, the Teen Entrepreneurship Academy, the Kid Entrepreneur Academy and the Institute for Strategic Marketing.