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Interim Reports

Interim Reporting

All IACBE members must report on their continuing compliance with IACBE principles, policies, and procedures.

> Interim Reports – Public Disclosures

Interim Reports

BREAKING NEWS ON ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
(August 2017) – The BOC has voted to approve changes to the public disclosure of student learning and the odd/even (annual) year reporting process.  In addition, the staff has developed a simplified method for the public notification of accreditation.
Click here for details on each of these changes.

Public Disclosures

All accredited members of the IACBE must report the following website paths to their public disclosures of student learning and accreditation information on an annual basis:

  1. The website path to the public disclosure of student learning

    In order to make informed educational decisions, various stakeholders of the institution, including current and potential students and their families, employers, governmental entities, and other members of the public who may have an interest in the institution, are entitled to have access to information pertaining to the quality of the business programs of the academic business unit. Consequently, the IACBE requires its members to be accountable to the public for student learning outcomes in their accredited business programs.

    Therefore, before first-time accreditation can be granted by the IACBE and subsequent to the granting of accreditation, an academic business unit must publicly disclose information pertaining to the degree of student learning in its IACBE-accredited business programs. At a minimum, an academic business unit must make student learning assessment results available on the unit’s or its parent institution’s website, but it should also make this information available in hard-copy form should it be requested by any member of the public.

    The reporting form for publicly disclosing student learning information is provided below:

    Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form (DOCX)

    The following document contains an example of a completed public disclosure of student learning form that can be used as a model to guide accredited members of the IACBE in the preparation of their own disclosure documents:

    Example of a Completed Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form (PDF)

    All accredited members of the IACBE must report the website path to their public disclosures of student learning information by November 1 of each year.

  2. The website path to the public notification of accreditation by the IACBE

    Once program accreditation has been granted by the IACBE, an institution must denote this status on its website and in its catalog and official publications, and may denote it in its advertising. The form of notice and specific permissible language are prescribed by the IACBE. Such notice should, in all cases, clearly delineate the name of the business programs that are accredited.

    The form of notice that must be used on the institution’s website and in its catalog and other official publications is provided below:

    [Institution’s name] has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

    • Doctor of [Philosophy, Business Administration, Management, etc.] in [list of fields]
      (with majors, concentrations, specializations, emphases, options, tracks, fields, or steams, etc. in [list of fields], if applicable)
    • Master of [Business Administration, Science, Arts, etc.] in [list of fields]
      (with majors, concentrations, specializations, emphases, options, tracks, fields, or steams, etc. in [list of fields], if applicable)
    • Bachelor of [Business Administration, Science, Arts, etc.] in [list of fields]
      (with majors, concentrations, specializations, emphases, options, tracks, fields, or steams, etc. in [list of fields], if applicable)
    • Associate of [Science, Applied Science, Arts, etc.] in [list of fields]
      (with majors, concentrations, specializations, emphases, options, tracks, fields, or steams, etc. in [list of fields], if applicable)

    If an institution has also received accreditation for their accounting program, they must include the
    following verbiage:
    In addition, (Institution's name) has received specialized accounting accreditation for its accounting
    program through the IACBE. The accounting program in the following degree(s) is(are) accredited by the
    IACBE.
    List name of program degree(s) accredited.

    All accredited members of the IACBE must report the website path to their public notifications of accreditation by November 1 of each year.

Use the following form to provide the website paths to your required public disclosures. In specifying the paths, DO NOT PROVIDE URL ADDRESSES. Beginning with the institution’s home page, describe the link on each page in the path on which someone would click in order to advance to the next page in the path. For example:

  1. Click on ‘Academics’
  2. Click on ‘School of Business’
  3. Click on ‘IACBE Accreditation’

Note: If you have accredited business programs that are offered by more than one academic business unit (e.g., a School of Business and a School of Continuing and Professional Studies), and consequently your public disclosures are posted on different pages of your website corresponding to each business unit, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FORMS FOR EACH UNIT.

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