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School of Business Administration Granted Accreditation

Jersey City, N.J. – August 8, 2014 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that the School of Business Administration was granted first-time accreditation of its business management programs by the Board Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is a leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business.

In order to receive accreditation, the Saint Peter’s School of Business Administration completed a rigorous self-evaluation and a comprehensive peer review. The School was assessed based on compliance with the IACBE Accreditation Principles of strategic planning, outcomes assessment, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activities, resources, internal and external relationships, international business education and educational innovation. The IACBE commended Saint Peter’s for its commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education and advancing academic quality in its business programs and operations.

“The University community is very proud to receive this honor,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University. “This recognition from the IACBE reflects the commitment of the Saint Peter’s School of Business Administration to educate the future business leaders of tomorrow. This endeavor would not be possible without the dedication of the members of the IACBE Task Force and the entire faculty from the School of Business. Dr. Velda Goldberg, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business Administration was instrumental in the accreditation process.”

The accredited programs include the bachelor’s programs in business management, international business, marketing and accounting as well as the master’s programs in business administration and accountancy. The IACBE accreditation is valid for seven years.

To learn more about the business programs at Saint Peter’s University, please visit www.saintpeters.edu/business-administration.

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Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. To learn more, please visit www.saintpeters.edu.

IACBE, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world. The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,000 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America. The IACBE’s World Headquarters are located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, USA. For more information, please visit the IACBE’s website at www.iacbe.org.

 

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