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CHEA Recognition

CHEA Recognition

The IACBE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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CHEA Recognition Statement

CHEAAt its meeting on January 24, 2011, the CHEA Board of Directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA Committee on Recognition regarding the recognition application submitted by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. The Board of Directors accepted the committee's recommendation and granted recognition to the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

CHEA-Recognized Scope of Accreditation

The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide that grant bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees. The IACBE does not accredit business programs of institutions of higher education that offer only associate degrees in business.

Summary of CHEA's Recognition Review

The CHEA Committee on Recognition and the Board of Directors has reviewed the application for recognition of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The review was based on the six CHEA recognition standards that require an accrediting organization to demonstrate that it advances academic quality, demonstrates accountability, encourages self-scrutiny and planning, employs fair and appropriate procedures, demonstrates ongoing review of practice, and that it possesses sufficient resources to carry out its accreditation processes (2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures, Paragraphs 12A-12F, pp. 5-8).

The IACBE demonstrated that it meets these standards and that its accreditation process is consistent with the quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established. On January 24, 2011, the CHEA Board of Directors determined that the IACBE should receive recognition by CHEA for a period of up to ten years.

About CHEA

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a national non-governmental association of 3000 degree-granting colleges and universities, and recognizes approximately 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

The purposes of CHEA are:

  • Advocacy: To serve as national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation;
  • Service: To provide a national forum for identifying, articulating, and addressing issues of mutual interest in quality assurance and accreditation;
  • Recognition: To scrutinize and certify the quality of regional, faith-based, private career, and programmatic accrediting organizations.

For more information, visit CHEA's website at

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