Capella University receives ACBSP global business accreditation for its online business degrees

January 29, 2015

The online university’s BS in Business, MBA, MS in Leadership, MS in Human Resource Management, PhD in Business Management and DBA received accreditation

 

MINNEAPOLIS, January 29, 2015 – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), a leading accreditor for business education, has accredited Capella University programs and select specializations effective November 16, 2014.  Capella University (http://www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Among the programs included as part of the ACBSP accreditation are Capella’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS) in Leadership, MS in Human Resource Management, PhD in Business Management and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).**

 

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP’s accreditation process, based on the criteria of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award,   evaluates institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, community relationships, academic quality, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine if an institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.

 

“We’re extremely proud to receive accreditation from ACBSP, an organization respected worldwide for its focus on educational excellence and continuous improvement in business education,” said Barbara Butts Williams, Ph.D., Capella’s dean of business. “With this accreditation, our students can be confident that their Capella business program features high quality faculty; relevant, current coursework; and student learning outcomes focused on the knowledge and skills employers look for when they hire. Employers often seek graduates of an ACBSP-accredited program because they see it as a reliable indicator of the quality of a business program.”

 

“Capella University has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Steve Parscale, PhD, who will present the Certificate of Initial Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2015 in Philadelphia on June 14. “This accreditation is evidence that Capella is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

 

About ACBSP

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,233 member campuses, 195 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 923 have achieved accreditation and more than 210 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 11,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs

About Capella University
Capella University (
www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of Sept. 30, 2014, over 70 percent of Capella students were currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 143 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 28 certificate programs, including six direct assessment degree delivery programs. Approximately 35,000 students were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2014, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

**The following business programs at Capella University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

 

Bachelor of Science in Business with specializations in:

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Management and Leadership, Marketing, and Project Management.

 

Master of Business Administration with specializations in:

Accounting, Business Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business Administration, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Marketing, and Project Management.

 

MS in Human Resource Management with specialization in:

General Human Resource Management.

 

Master of Science in Leadership with specialization in:

General Leadership.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with specializations in:

General Business Management, Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Management Education, Marketing, and Project Management.

 

Doctor of Business Administration with specializations in:

Business Intelligence, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Strategy and Innovation.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management (All Specializations)

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Business (All Specializations)

 

Master of Science in Organization and Management (All Specializations)

Master of Science in Organizational Development (All Specializations)

Certificate programs are not eligible for ACBSP accreditation. All specializations that have not been in existence for two years and do not have graduates are not currently eligible for accreditation. This includes Bachelor of Science in Business, Business Intelligence specialization; Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management, Strategy and Innovation specialization; and Doctor of Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Marketing, and Project Management specializations.

 

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