One of the leading specialized accreditation associations for business education awarded accreditation to Hood College’s business programs in June.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners certified that the teaching and learning processes of the College’s management programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by that organization.
The accreditation is the result of a three-year process that was spearheaded by Anita Jose, Ph.D., professor of management and director of the MBA program, and David Gurzick, Ph.D.,
assistant professor of management.
The newly accredited management programs include the bachelor’s degree in management with concentrations in finance, business administration, human resource management, accounting, international economics and finance and marketing; and the master of business administration program, with concentrations in accounting, finance,human resource management, information systems, marketing and public management, as well as a focus area in regulatory compliance.
At Hood, more students are enrolled in the management programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels than in any other major or degree program. From 2006 to 2011, the number of students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in management has more than doubled; the number of students graduating with master of business administration degrees has increased by 38 percent.
ACBSP supports, celebrates and rewards teaching excellence. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only business accrediting organization for all associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.