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What is program accreditation, and how does it differ from institutional accreditation?

October 31, 2017

Institutional accreditation involves the examination of an entire institution of higher education and all of its functions.  In the United States, institutional accreditation is carried out by the six regional accrediting bodies and a number …

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How long does the accreditation process take? For how long is program accreditation valid?

October 31, 2017

Once an academic business unit has been accepted into candidacy, it has up to five years to complete the accreditation process and achieve accreditation for its business programs.  The process typically takes 2-4 years.  When …

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Is my business or accounting program eligible for IACBE accreditation?

October 31, 2017

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. For the purposes of inclusion …

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How do we become a member of the IACBE?

October 31, 2017

In order to become an educational member of the IACBE, an academic business unit must submit an application for educational membership, pay its membership dues, provide evidence that its parent institution has a publicly-stated mission …

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How much does it cost to be a member of the IACBE?

October 31, 2017

Membership dues for the 2024 membership year for all IACBE members are $2,750.  For members with business accreditation, there is an additional accreditation maintenance fee of $500-$1500 (based on number of accredited programs).  For members …

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How much are dues if we join in the middle of the year?

October 31, 2017

Annual dues for the 2024 membership year are $2,750.  For new members of the IACBE, 2024 membership dues are prorated according to the date of joining as follows: January 1 – March 31  — $2,750 …

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What forms of payment do you accept for membership dues, conferences, workshops, and site visits?

October 31, 2017

Payments may be remitted by check, by credit card, or by wire transfer.  Checks should be made payable to IACBE and mailed to 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS  66213.  For credit card …

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Does the IACBE have a mentoring program?

October 31, 2017

Yes, the IACBE has established a mentoring program to assist its members through the accreditation process.  For more information about this program, please see Benefits of Membership.

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Should I attend the IACBE annual conference?

October 31, 2017

The Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting (ACAM) provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the IACBE and its accreditation process.  It is also a significant professional development opportunity where sessions on best practices in …

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How do I become a site-visit peer reviewer?

October 31, 2017

In order to become a site-visit peer reviewer, you must successfully complete a training process.  Site-visit peer reviewer training is usually conducted at the annual conference and at special workshops throughout the year.  For more …

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