University School of Business and Nonprofit Management Earns Reaccreditation

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The IACBE reaccredited both undergradute and gradute degree offerings in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

IACBE reaffirms SBNM accreditation

CHICAGO (January 5, 2011) -- The Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) announced that it has reaffirmed for seven years its accreditation of degree programs in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) at North Park University.

Dr. Wesley E. Lindahl, Nils Axelson Professor of Nonprofit Management and SBNM dean, said he is "thrilled" the school was reaccredited. "We value the recognition that this accreditation provides for our management and business programs. The constant improvement model of assessment and planning provides a way for SBNM to stay current and up-to-date in our programming," he said.

"The reaccreditation by the IACBE is an affirmation of the commitment to quality education by SBNM," said Dr. Joseph Jones, University provost. "We have an exceptional group of faculty who serve our students in so many ways. I am proud they have obtained this standard of excellence."

The IACBE, based in Olathe, Kan., is a professional accrediting organization for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The organization focuses its accrediting process on outcomes. The University's School of Business and Nonprofit Management was first accredited by IACBE in 2005. Faculty and staff began preparing for reaccreditation in August 2010. They gathered information, updated the school's outcomes assessment plan, documented assessments results and completed a self-study, the results of which were submitted to IACBE in December 2010.

In March, two representatives from other IACBE schools visited North Park University to conduct an assessment and review of the University program. They met with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, University officials, and members of the school's advisory board. The School of Business and Nonprofit Management responded to a request for more information during the summer months, and last month, the school was informed that IACBE's board had granted reaccreditation.

The IACBE accredited business programs in these degrees offered by SBNM:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Higher Education Administration (MHEA)
  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Master of Management (MM)
  • Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, and nonprofit management

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