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International Business Group Accredits College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University
Ashford University Receives Accreditation

At its recent annual conference in Las Vegas, NV, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) recognized Ashford University’s College of Business and Professional Studies for achieving first-time accreditation. 

The IACBE awarded certificates of first-time accreditation and reaffirmation of accreditation to nine academic business units in the United States and abroad.  

The IACBE said the Ashford University College of Business and Professional Studies has undertaken a rigorous self-evaluation; has undergone a comprehensive, independent peer review; and has demonstrated compliance with the following accreditation principles of the IACBE: 

1.   Outcomes Assessment

2.   Strategic Planning

3.   Curriculum

4.   Faculty

5.   Scholarly and Professional Activities

6.   Resources

7.   Internal and External Relationships

8.   International Business Education

9.   Educational Innovation

In addition, the College of Business and Professional Studies has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality. 

Also during the IACBE conference, Dr. Charlie Minnick, dean of Ashford University’s College of Business and Professional Studies, was elected to the organization's board of directors. 

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About the IACBE

The IACBE was founded in 1997 and is a leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business for student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE’s world headquarters is located in Lenexa, KS, with offices in Paris, France and Bangalore, India. For more information, please visit the IACBE’s website at