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Franklin University Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Specialized Accounting Accreditation

Columbus, OH (January 16, 2018)

Franklin University announces reaffirmation of accreditation of its business programs, offered through its Ross College of Business, by the Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Program accreditation by the IACBE assures the high quality of Franklin’s business programs. To qualify for accreditation, programs are examined by trained evaluators who ensure that the IACBE’s standards are being met in eight key areas: outcomes assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activities, resources, internal/external relationships, and educational innovation.

“Reaffirmation of IACBE accreditation and the addition of specialized accounting accreditation is an accomplishment for which we take great pride,” said Dr. Andy Igonor, Dean, Ross College of Business, Franklin University. “Accreditation represents an unbiased, objective assessment of the level of quality of the curriculum and teaching provided at Franklin University that has led us to be the third largest provider of business related degrees in the state of Ohio.”

The quality of business programs is measured by the accomplishment of the school’s mission and broad-based goals, the effectiveness of student learning, and the operational effectiveness your academic business unit.

Today’s announcement represents a continuing relationship between Franklin University and IACBE and is valid through 2024 for the following business programs:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science, Accounting
  • M.S. in Marketing & Communication
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • B.S. Accounting
  • B.S. Applied Management
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Business Economics
  • B.S. Business Forensics
  • B.S. Entrepreneurship
  • B.S. Financial Management
  • B.S. Financial Planning
  • B.S. Forensic Accounting
  • B.S. Human Resources Management
  • B.S. Management & Leadership
  • B.S. Marketing
  • B.S. Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • B.S. Risk Management and Insurance

In addition to reaffirmation of the business programs accreditation, the Master of Science, Accounting; B.S. Accounting; and B.S. Forensic Accounting programs have also been granted the newly designated special accounting accreditation by IACBE.

The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,400 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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