Philadelphia University Business Program Gets Important Accreditation

By Philadelphia University, Special for  USDR

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Philadelphia University accreditation of its iMBA  program.

The accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes in the School of Business Administration’s MBA program meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. The Council evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and educational support to determine whether the program offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality  improvement.

Philadelphia 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, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at the Council’s conference in Anaheim, Calif., on June 26. “This accreditation is evidence that PhilaU is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their  students.”

Philadelphia University’s iMBA program provides an innovative curriculum (the “i”) that prepares students to leverage challenges and opportunities in a changing global business environment through transdisciplinary learning, industry collaborations and design thinking, enhancing and expanding upon the traditional MBA coursework. Students gain both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth that lead to valuable career advancement and life  achievements.

ACBSP’s mark of distinction reflects global recognition of the quality of PhilaU’s iMBA program, said Philip Russel, the University’s dean of graduate  studies.

“We are honored to achieve this accreditation,” he said. “It is a significant milestone and the result of dedication and commitment by our faculty and administration to deliver superior education and support systems for our students. ACBSP accreditation assures students that the iMBA program is committed to teaching excellence, scholarship, innovation and continuous improvement and that they will graduate with the core competencies and skills required to successfully compete and assume leadership roles in the global  marketplace.”

Ronald Kander, executive dean of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, said achieving ACBSP accreditation is a testament to the quality and hard work of the School of Business Administration faculty and staff. “It is a validation of the unique value proposition the iMBA program offers to our graduate business students,” he  said.

Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a private university with 3,700 students enrolled in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs. As the model for professional university education, the University, through its award-winning Nexus Learning approach, prepares students to be leaders in their professions in an active, collaborative and real-world learning environment infused with the liberal arts. Philadelphia University includes the innovative Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce; the College of Architecture and the Built Environment; the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. For more information, go to

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