Department of Business Administration becomes IACBE Educational Member

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The Department of Business at Waynesburg University recently became an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.

Dr. Gordon McClung, chair of the Department of Business Administration at Waynesburg University, has worked diligently with his colleagues toward accreditation.

“We are a full educational member, and with the right resources we should be fully accredited within two years,” McClung said. “I am working on the documentation and will be attending the first workshops over the next several months.”

The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business, and it exists for the purposes of advancing academic quality and excellence in business education throughout the world.

It is the philosophy of the IACBE that academic quality and excellence in business education should be measured in terms of the overall level of performance of an academic business unit relative to its mission. This emphasis on mission-related performance is integral and fundamental to the entire quality assurance process of the IACBE.

While business schools may have one of three accreditations, all of which are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), IACBE is focused specifically on student outcomes. According to McClung, IACBE “fits Waynesburg’s institutional mission best.”

University Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Jacquelyn Core also noted that the mission-based focus of the IACBE makes it a logical accreditation choice for Waynesburg. 

“Here at Waynesburg our traditions run deep, and we are committed to fostering academic excellence in a way that recognizes and honors our Christian mission,” Core said.  

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