GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Colorado State University-Global Campus in Greenwood Village, Colorado, www.csuglobal.edu, accreditation of its business programs.
"Our accreditation is recognition that CSU-Global's business programs are practical, and provide knowledge and skills that our adult, non-traditional students can use immediately in the workplace," said Dr. Dennis Lessard, dean of the CSU-Global School of Management and Innovation. "It assures students that they are getting a quality educational experience recognized by a leader in business education and will graduate with skills and a credential to compete in a global economy."
In addition to CSU-Global's accreditation, the visiting team identified six areas that were considered best in class.
Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs and degrees offered by CSU-Global's School of Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
Based on the criteria of the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of the institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, relationships with the community, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and services, and educational support to determine whether or not the institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.
"Colorado State University-Global Campus has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process," said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 19. "This accreditation is evidence that CSU-Global is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students."
About Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.
ACBSP's mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,215 member campuses, 235 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 951 have achieved accreditation and 167 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 13,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs
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