INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED QUALITY: Our commitment to quality is clear by the fact that the Falls School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Falls School of Business is accredited by ACBSP through 2013 when it will be up for re-evaluation. This accreditation requires stringent and ongoing outcomes measures be applied to ensure that the highest quality in the teaching/learning process is achieved and maintained. View the most recent Quality Assurance Report [PDF].
Anderson University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A very positive report from the Higher Learning Commission was released in 2009. Anderson University has been reaccredited through 2019. View the report [PDF].
The Falls School of Business was accredited in 1994, the first member institution of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to receive this prestigious accreditation.
All three levels, undergraduate, masters and doctorate, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
Advantages of Accreditation
Specialized business accreditation is something that demands additional effort above and beyond what is required by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In fact, many MBA programs in the region do not hold specialized business program accreditation. The Falls School of Business at Anderson University has elected to maintain accreditation with ACBSP for a variety of reasons:
- Students are assured of the quality of their business programs.
- Membership in ACBSP provides the ability to host a chapter of the Delta Mu Delta honorary society, recognizing accomplishments of business students.
- Employers are assured that individuals who have attended an accredited institution have been exposed to a comprehensive and relevant curriculum.
- Employers can expect better prepared individuals.
- Society is reasonably assured of high-quality leadership from graduates of accredited programs.
- Society benefits from the increased productivity and international competitiveness resulting from quality business education.
- Faculty are assisted in obtaining adequate support for quality.
- The demonstrated pursuit of accreditation reinforces a commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and scholarship.
In the fall of 2003, ACBSP awarded reaffirmation of accreditation for the Falls School of Business without any qualifications, conditions, or notes. It is extremely rare for a business school to receive such a clean bill-of-health. The report provided a strong endorsement of the quality educational processes in place within the Falls School of Business.
Almost all Indiana business graduate schools advertise having some kind of accreditation. However, not all accreditations are the same. Some accreditations are general university accreditations, and some are business-specific accreditations. Anderson University and the Falls School of Business have both.