International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

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International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
Abbreviation IACBE
Motto Helping colleges and universities prepare today's business students for tomorrow's workplace.
Formation 1997
Type NGO
Purpose/focus Educational accreditation
Headquarters Kansas City area (Lenexa, Kansas)
Location International
Region served Global
Membership Over 230 educational institutions in over 20 countries
President Dennis N. Gash

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is an educational accreditation agency for college and university business programs. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)[1] as a programmatic accrediting organization. It is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education - (INQAAHE).[2]

Accreditation scope[edit]

The IACBE accredits associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral-level degree programs in business and business-related fields at institutions with bachelor's and/or graduate degree programs throughout the world. It is based in Olathe, Kansas, United States, with member institutions in more than 20 countries throughout the world.[3] Business programs are evaluated based on the IACBE's accreditation principles, which examine eight major areas: outcomes assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activities, resources, internal and external relationships, and educational innovation.[4]


The organization was established in 1997 by John L. Green, who earlier founded the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.[5] Following his retirement in June 2011, he was named as President Emeritus by the IACBE's Board of Directors. Dennis N. Gash, formerly Associate Professor of Economics at Jamestown College was appointed as the new IACBE President as of July 1st, 2011[6]

Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognition[edit]

The U.S. Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), whose recognition is accepted by the U.S. Department of Education, recognized IACBE as an accreditor in January 2011 as a result of a January 24, 2011, vote by the CHEA board of directors.[7] IACBE first applied for CHEA recognition in 2003.[8]


  1. ^ CHEA Directory Listing Programmatic Accrediting Organizations 2013-2014, Council for Higher Education Accreditation website, accessed January 25, 2014
  2. ^ INQAAHE - Member Profile
  3. ^ IACBE Membership Accessed October 1, 2011
  4. ^ IACBE Accreditation: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education website. Retrieved on September 6, 2010.
  5. ^ Bears' guide to earning degrees by distance learning,John Bear and Mariah P. Bear (2003), 15th edition. Ten Speed Press. Page 55.
  6. ^ IACBE Website News Release Retrieved December 31, 2013
  7. ^ The IACBE Earns CHEA Recognition, press release, IACBE website, accessed January 25, 2011
  8. ^ Douglas Viehland, Report from the Executive Director, ACBSP Update, Spring 2007, page 3. Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

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