For the business programs of an academic business unit to be considered for first-time accreditation by the IACBE, the academic business unit must follow the process summarized below:
For the business programs of an academic business unit to be considered for first-time accreditation by the IACBE, the academic business unit must complete the following steps:
Be a Candidate for Accreditation in Good Standing
Upon achievement of IACBE specialized accreditation for program(s), publication of the accredited status will be allowed – but only in accordance with the prescribed IACBE policies.
Member benefits are available to employees and students of the Member with Accredited Programs. Such benefits include reduced rates to attend workshops or conferences, webinars, and resources for ensuring continuous quality improvement in the delivery of business education.
(1) Guidelines for preparing the self-study are found in the IACBE’s Self-Study Manual in the Member Resource Area. It is essential that these guidelines be followed, and all relevant IACBE templates be used. Incomplete, inaccurate, or poorly organized information may jeopardize a program’s ability to achieve specialized accreditation. The IACBE headquarters is available to answer questions throughout the process. Additionally, each member is assigned an IACBE Liaison who will serve as a mentor to assist through the accreditation process.
Institutions may choose to seek an additional level of specialized accounting accreditation for accounting programs either concurrently with, or subsequent to the business program accreditation process. The specialized accounting accreditation has a pre-requisite that the program(s) must concurrently achieve, or have previously achieved, specialized business accreditation. All materials for seeking IACBE specialized accreditation are available on the IACBE website at www.iacbe.org under Resources > Member Resources.