PNC Business Programs Earn Initial Accreditation
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Posted by: Melinda Dorning
Last Updated on 03 December 2013
Purdue University North Central College of Business programs have been
awarded initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for
Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) following its recent meeting in
Overland Park, Kansas.
decision certifies that the PNC Baccalaureate degree programs in
Business, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership as well as the
Masters in Business Administration have met the rigorous educational
standards established by ACBSP.
"Earning ACBSP accreditation is a significant accomplishment for our campus. It confirms the quality of our Business programs," said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. "Through
the years, the PNC Business programs have produced leaders and
professionals in accounting, economics, human resources, marketing and
management who work in a variety of organizations in our area."
in 1988, ACBSP is a specialized accreditation organization devoted to
promoting excellence in teaching and learning. Based on the Baldridge
Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, it reinforces a
commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and scholarship.
North Central has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to
the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation
process," said Steve Parscale, ACBSP director of Accreditation. "This accreditation is evidence that PNC is committed to providing the highest quality business education for its students."
Dr. Cynthia Roberts, professor of Organization Behavior and Leadership and dean of the College of Business added, "The
accreditation process is yet another way that we ensure the quality of
our curriculum, faculty and educational processes. It requires us to
show how our programs meet the mission of the College as it relates to
student learning, faculty research and discovery, community engagement
and economic development."
currently has approximately 1,040 students enrolled in undergraduate
programming studying accounting, economics, human resources, management,
marketing or organizational leadership and approximately 50 students in
the Saturday MBA program.
Carolyn Roper, interim chair of the PNC Department of Business and
Leadership and designated ACBSP Champion of the accreditation process,
noted that, "The accreditation process allowed the department
faculty members, staff, students, graduates and stakeholders to closely
examine all aspects of our educational programming to ensure that we are
equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to be
successful in our changing world of work. It is truly a team effort."
The Certificate of Initial Accreditation will be presented to PNC at the ACBSP Annual Conference on June 29 in Chicago.