DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., May 14, 2013 - The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Board of Commissioners has granted DeVry University initial accreditation of its business and accounting degree programs*. This accreditation certifies that the degree program offerings at DeVry University’s College of Business and Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
“This accreditation is evidence that DeVry University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students,” said Steve Parscale, ACBSP director of accreditation. “By simultaneously pursuing specialized accreditation for its accounting degree program, DeVry University has set a new standard of quality for their College of Business and Management.” DeVry University is one of nine institutions that have achieved separate accounting accreditation since ACBSP began offering it in 2009.
“This is great news for DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management. This accreditation reinforces that our business and accounting degree programs meet highly-specialized academic standards,” said Dr. Donna Loraine, vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. “We are proud to receive recognition for the excellence of our business and accounting offerings. It is this type of validation that ultimately helps our students achieve both their academic and career goals.”
ACBSP is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. Accreditation by ACBSP is based on an independent evaluation of an institution’s business school or program by a group of professionals, which include faculty and academic administrators in the field of business.
More information on the ACBSP and DeVry University’s most recent program level accreditation can be found at http://www.acbsp.org.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 63,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
*The following DeVry University programs have achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org), demonstrating that they have met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting (in FL, Associate of Science in Accounting); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (in NY, Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business Administration; in Ohio, Bachelor of Business Administration); Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (in NY, Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technical Management; in Ohio, Bachelor of Technical Management); Master of Business Administration; Master of Accounting and Financial Management; Master of Human Resource Management; Master of Project Management; Master of Public Administration; Master of Information Systems Management; Master of Network & Communications Management