The William Carey University School of Business has been named a candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the premier professional accrediting organization for business programs in colleges and universities throughout the world.
The IACBE Board of Commissioners approved Carey’s candidacy during a meeting from July 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. In granting the status, the commissioners determined that the School of Business has developed an appropriate quality management system; has satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programs, resources and operational processes; and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review.
“Participation in the IACBE accreditation process will assist the School of Business in maintaining quality programs to prepare students for their professions,” said Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the School of Business.
The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education. Founded in 1997, the IACBE is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and has accredited over 1,200 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and South America.
“With this recognition, business is on its way to joining the growing number of academic programs at Carey that have attained specialty accreditation over and above the university accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges,” said Dr. Tommy King, Carey president. “This is a tribute to the quality programs in business and the hard work of the School of Business administration and faculty.”
The School of Business, which operates at both the main campus in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi, offers the bachelor’s degree in business administration with multiple concentrations. The Master of Business Administration degree is also offered.
For more information on IACBE, visit www.iacbe.org.