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Accreditation of ODU's Business Programs Reaffirmed by ACBSP

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered through ODU’s business-related programs.

Feb 11, 2020

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Ohio Dominican University.

Celebrating 32 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, the ACBSP is the only organization that offers specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered through ODU’s business-related programs, which include Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Risk Management & Insurance, and its Master of Business Administration, meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.

Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

ODU’s business programs were first accredited by the ACBSP in 2009, and the University is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“We are thrilled that the ACBSP recognizes the excellent education available to students in Ohio Dominican’s numerous business-related programs,” said ODU President Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. “Our programs are designed to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to pursue their dreams, which can range from starting their own business venture to helping corporations, government agencies or nonprofit organizations grow and achieve their goals. This third-party recognition is a result of the tireless work put forth by our outstanding faculty each and every day.”

“Ohio Dominican 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 Steve Parscale, Ph.D. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that ODU is committed to maintaining the highest quality of business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done for the last decade.”

Parscale will present ODU with a Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation during the ACBSP Conference 2020 on June 28 in Chicago, Illinois.

About the ACBSP
The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. The ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, the ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. The ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 63 countries.