Eight concentrations and majors within Edinboro University’s School of Business were granted 10-year unconditional accreditations through a leading global organization.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) reaffirmed the accreditation for Edinboro’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs with concentrations in Comprehensive Business, Finance, Intelligent Enterprise, Marketing, and Personal Financial Planning, and Associate of Science in Business Administration.
The University’s business programs have maintained accreditation by ACBSP since 2000.
“This reaffirmation of our accreditation validates the great work of our students and faculty at Edinboro University and the high quality of our programs,” said Dr. Scott Miller, senior vice president of Academic Affairs and provost for Edinboro, California and Clarion universities. “Our students will continue to be well-served by this accreditation as they progress through their careers and continued education.”
Additionally, Edinboro received initial accreditation for the Master of Business Administration program, which recently boasted its first official graduates.
“Our innovative MBA program was created to change the focus of the traditional MBA to a focus on stakeholders and decision-making,” Miller added. “We also launched a program that leveraged technology to allow for maximum flexibility for the student. This accreditation confirms the value of the outcomes the students have achieved and the work of our team in delivering a high-quality program that meets students’ and the region’s needs.”
Accreditation from ACBSP focuses on institutions that exhibit teaching excellence, promote student learning outcomes and adopt a continuous improvement model. Programs with a student-centered teaching and learning approach are measured and analyzed for quality, ensuring that students gain the right skills from their educational investment.
“Edinboro University has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2011.”
In Edinboro’s Accounting program, professors help students acquire an in-depth understanding of accounting, auditing theory and best practices and help guide them toward internships for real-world training. Students develop analytical reasoning, critical thinking and communication skills for any workplace.
In Comprehensive Business, student learn diversified functions of business – from management and finance to marketing, human resources, information resource management and business law.
Finance majors build ethical judgment and critical thinking skills to be ready to compete in today's business world. Students also connect with many potential employers in nearby Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.
Edinboro’s newest program – Intelligent Enterprise – is a member of the SAP University Alliances, which provides access to enterprise system technologies to learn and practice within the classroom.
While studying Marketing at Edinboro, students learn how to help businesses effectively create, communicate and deliver messaging about goods and services, perform research and manage the product life cycle – all while maximizing profits through sound and ethical decision-making.
In Personal Financial Planning, students acquire a sound understanding of topics like money and banking, investment analysis and federal income tax regulations. Professors provide insight into the diversified functions of business, from accounting and economics to finance, marketing and business law. After completing this program, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planning® examination.
Edinboro’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the only program in the region that meets students’ needs — on their time and on their terms. Built on the reputation of the renowned undergraduate Business Administration program, the MBA provides graduates with a truly integrated advanced business degree. The program focuses on how financial and strategic decisions impact all stakeholders, including employers, employees, suppliers, managers, investors, creditors and customers. Its unique multi-modal delivery provides ultimate flexibility by allowing students to choose whether to take courses face-to-face or online (live or on their time) from week to week.
Edinboro's two-year Associate of Science in Business Administration provides students with fundamental knowledge in business disciplines such as economics, accounting, management and marketing.
Founded in 1988, ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.
To learn more about Edinboro University’s award-winning and accredited business programming, visit https://www.edinboro.edu/business.