Lake Erie College School of Business awarded IACBE accreditation


Lake Erie College’s School of Business is proud to announce its reaffirmation of accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management higher education.

Requiring a voluntary rigorous self-evaluation and a site visit with a comprehensive peer review, the School of Business’s IACBE accreditation signifies the College’s commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and the advancement of academic quality.

More specifically, LEC’s accreditation recognizes the College’s compliance with the IACBE’s core principles: outcomes assessment, resources, strategic planning, internal and external relationships, curriculum, international business education, faculty, educational innovation, and scholarly and professional activities.

“We are very proud to gain reaffirmation of our IACBE accreditation,” said Dr. Robert J. Trebar, dean of LEC’s School of Business. “Along with the continued positive feedback that we receive from our business graduates and employers, IACBE accreditation speaks to the priority that Lake Erie College gives to high-quality, innovative academic business programs that lead to successful outcomes for our students." 

In addition to the reaffirmation of accreditation, Lake Erie College’s MBA program continues to expand throughout northeast Ohio. The program recently announced a new partnership that will offer an MBA at Lorain County Community College’s main campus in Elyria, with courses beginning in the summer of 2017. Also, a fully online MBA focused on general management with an optional concentration in the high-demand field of health informatics is scheduled for a fall 2017 start, adding yet another option for those interested in pursuing an MBA.

“The reaffirmation of accreditation is a testament to the quality of our faculty, as well as to the innovative and outcome-driven leadership of Dean Trebar,” said Dr. Bryan DePoy, LEC’s vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer.

According to the IACBE’s website, accreditation is a way for students, parents and the business community to be assured that the accredited organization demonstrates high principles of excellence and follows best practice in business education.

Lake Erie College will be publicly recognized for achieving accreditation at the 2017 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting on April 20, 2017 in San Francisco.

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