Benefits of Accreditation

The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide that grant associate's, bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees. Specialized programmatic accreditation by the IACBE is a means by which students, parents, the business community, and other stakeholders of the institution can be assured that the academic business unit complies with high principles of excellence and follows best practice in business education. The following are just a few of the significant benefits of IACBE accreditation:

  • Evidence of Quality

The IACBE provides external validation and confirmation of quality in an institution’s business programs, and ensures that its academic business unit exhibits the characteristics of excellence in business education. Both graduates and their employers benefit from this external quality assurance.

  • Sharing of Best Practices

The IACBE supports and promotes innovation and creativity in teaching and learning through the sharing of best practices in business education. The IACBE sponsors and conducts conferences and workshops throughout the year to assist in the professional development of business faculty and to share best practices in business education.

  • Public Accountability

As a CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) recognized accreditor, the IACBE recognizes that the demand for public accountability in higher education is increasing rapidly. Specialized accreditation by the IACBE provides external accountability for the quality of an institution’s business programs.