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IACBE president meets with official from the Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan.

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IACBE President Meets with Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education

Ministry of Higher Education Meeting

Masoud Tarshtwal (MOHE) and
Dennis Gash (IACBE)

Lenexa, Kansas, USA (July 2012) – At IACBE University in April 2012, Dennis Gash, President of the IACBE met with Mr. Masoud Tarshtwal, Director of Private Institutions for the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in Afghanistan, and Mr. Sayed Khalid, Director of Finance for the Kardan Institute of Higher Education in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The high-level discussions focused on an alliance between the IACBE and the MOHE in which the IACBE would play a significant role in the process of transforming the country of Afghanistan from a culture of conflict to one of peace and prosperity for its citizenry. In this transformative process, the IACBE would contribute to economic reconstruction, the development of the higher education system, and the rebuilding of a sustainable and stable society by working with higher education institutions in Afghanistan to foster excellence in business education through student-focused and outcomes-based quality assurance. By partnering with institutions of higher education in Afghanistan, the IACBE will help to build a bridge to understanding and reconciliation within the country, thereby creating the potential for long-term peace and stability.

MOHE LogoIn addition, the alliance involves the designation of the IACBE by the Ministry of Higher Education as the official, governmentally-recognized accrediting body for business programs and business schools in Afghanistan.

The IACBE-MOHE alliance recognizes the importance and potential of knowledge and education in creating hope for a better future in Afghanistan, and represents a significant step in rebuilding the higher education system in the country. The IACBE is honored and privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the process of creating a lasting peace in Afghanistan.

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The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-driven and outcomes-based. The IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and 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 about the IACBE, please contact us here.

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