College of Business accreditation reaffirmedThe Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding
University is pleased to announce the reaffirmation of their business
accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and
Programs. This announcement came April 19, 2011, from the ACBSP Board
of Commissioners following the standard self-study report and a site
visit to the Searcy campus. The College of Business has been
accredited by ACBSP since 1992. The current reaffirmation will
continue for another 10-year period.
“This accreditation signifies the high quality education provided by
the Carter College of Business at Harding,” said Dr. Bryan Burks, dean
of the college.
The accreditation process begins with an understanding of the mission
of the university and then examines crucial components such as
leadership, strategic planning, student learning, faculty credentials
and scholarship, and student support.
According to Burks, “The business accreditation from ACBSP is an ideal
fit for our program. We are blessed to have faculty members who are
dedicated to providing a top-quality business education from a
Christian perspective. Our entire team pours their lives into
preparing our students for the future.”
The accreditation covers the Bachelor of Business Administration
degree, the Bachelor of Arts degree, and the Master of Business
Administration degree. The College of Business serves more than 1,000
students in these three degree programs.
The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for
business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching
excellence. Founded in 1988, ACBSP was created by its members to
fulfill a need for specialized accreditation by institutions of higher
education with business schools and programs. Specifically, that need
was for business education accreditation based on the mission of the
institution and of the respective unit, an accreditation that
acknowledged and emphasized quality in teaching and learning outcomes.