Concordia University Chicago has earned accreditation of its MBA programs from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners. This accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the programs offered through the College of Business at Concordia University Chicago meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

ACBSP LogoThe accreditation decision follows an in-depth, three-year institutional analysis by ACBSP using the criteria of teaching excellence, student learning outcomes and continuous improvement. For Concordia-Chicago’s College of Business, ACBSP accreditation is the culmination of several years’ steadfast work by numerous dedicated faculty, past and present. ACBSP accreditation signals that the designated collegiate business program equips students with the skills employers want.

“This milestone achievement is one that provides our MBA graduates a competitive edge in the global marketplace,” said Dr. Claudia Santin, dean of the College of Business at CUC. “We aspire to create leaders who transform the lives and organizations they serve. In order to implement our College’s mission and vision we must maintain a thriving learning environment that reflects our commitment to our students and the community at large.”

The ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. 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 or not the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

 “Concordia University Chicago 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 accreditation is evidence that Concordia-Chicago is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”