Mission

The mission of the IACBE is to advance academic quality in business programs through evidence-based accreditation that encourages institutions to build unique educational models to reflect their mission and vision.


 Vision

To be the business program accreditor of choice for teaching-oriented institutions of higher education globally.


Core Values

  • Collegiality– A culture of collaboration and cooperation in advancing academic quality in business education
  • Developmental Philosophy– An emphasis on continuous improvement and a shared journey toward excellence in business education
  • Responsiveness– An unwavering focus on service to our members

Broad-Based Goals

The IACBE pursues a set of broad strategic goals that are instrumental in the accomplishment of its mission and vision. These goals are to:

  • provide a forum for promoting excellence in business education in institutions of higher education throughout the world;
  • develop and promulgate accreditation principles and processes for advancing academic quality and excellence in business education;
  • promote continuous improvement in business programs through outcomes assessment and other quality assurance processes, thereby benefiting our members, higher education, and the public;
  • establish continuing relationships with individuals and groups who are interested in promoting excellence in business education, including business and industry, government agencies, professional associations, and other organizations throughout the world;
  • promote innovation and creativity in teaching and learning through sharing of best practices in business education and assisting in the professional development of business educators;
  • serve as a resource for members and the public regarding issues in business education and accreditation;
  • provide beneficial services to members;
  • assist academic business units in benchmarking through sharing best practices in business education, and providing research and information;
  • facilitate the globalization of business education by promoting awareness, understanding, and cooperation among academic business units worldwide;
  • promote ethical practices in business and business education.