July 17, 2008
Webster University’s Business and Management Programs Receive Prestigious ACBSP Accreditation
ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2008 – Webster University’s School of Business and Technology proudly announces the receipt of specialized 10-year accreditation for its business and management programs from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
“This news affirms the academic quality of Webster’s business and management programs,” said Webster University President Neil J. George. “The ACBSP award follows a strenuous accreditation process that touched each and every one of our 100-plus campuses across the country and throughout the world.”
According to Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of Webster’s School of Business and Technology, the ACBSP accreditation team rated the School’s quality assurance and academic assessment initiatives “Best in Class.”
ACBSP’s accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program and its Criteria for Educational Performance Excellence. This program is widely recognized by business and government, two important constituents of business schools.
ACBSP was founded in 1989 to create an accreditation process designed to fit the needs of business programs that focus on teaching and learning. In addition, ACBSP is one of only two accrediting bodies of collegiate business schools that are recognized by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). This confirms that ACBSP has met the standards and criteria of the group that “accredits the accreditors.”
“I congratulate our entire faculty and staff worldwide on this important accomplishment and for their leadership and teamwork in advancing the academic mission of Webster University’s School of Business and Technology,” Akande said.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.