In 2006, Kwantlen's School of Business was the first 4 year Canadian university School of Business to be accredited by ACBSP. In order to maintain our standing, we provide a Periodic Report to ACBSP on our performance in several areas and indicate what we are doing to provide continuous quality improvement to our programs. This year, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) required all member institutions to make those Periodic Reports public, and so we will begin doing so this year.
You will notice that much of the data in this report is university-wide rather than business unit specific. That will change as we develop the tools to focus specifically on the business unit in preparation for the 2013 and 2015 Periodic Reports, and for our 10 year Reaffirmation project in 2016.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs http://www.acbsp.org is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.
ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.
Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.