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D’Youville’s MBA Program Accredited by IACBE

Buffalo, New York – May 08, 2012 – D'Youville's Master of Business Administration program received accreditation earlier this month from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) following a four-year accrediting process that included a self-study.

The MBA program had to meet or exceed the International Assembly's standards for outcome assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activity, and resources. The accreditation by an external body provides an important measure of quality assurance to students, according to the Assembly.

"To a student, this recognition provides an added measure of assurance that our faculty, curriculum, and the degree that a student earns is of the highest quality," says Dr. Bonnie Fox-Garrity, associate professor of business.

Several of D'Youville's other business programs had already been granted accreditation including undergraduate degrees in accounting and management. Additional graduate degrees accredited include International Business.

The IACBE accredits business programs in higher education institutions throughout the world using a "mission-driven, outcomes based approach to accreditation. The demand for public accountability is increasing rapidly," the Assembly stated. The organization is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas with a European office in Paris.

D'Youville offers their MBA program in a format that is designed for working adults with Saturday classes and online discussion each week.

"We are very pleased that the IACBE has continued to recognize the high quality business programs we offer to students in Western New York by granting accreditation our MBA program," Fox-Garrity said.

The next accreditation review for D'Youville's business programs will be in 2014.

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Contact: Dr. Bonnie Fox-Garrity at 829-8122