Press Releases

Franklin University Receives Specialized Accreditation for Additional Programs

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2014

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is proud to announce it has been granted specialized accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for two additional Ross College of Business programs, Financial Planning and Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Program accreditation by the IACBE assures the high quality of Franklin’s business programs.  Accredited programs have been 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. 

The quality of the business programs are 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 expands the IACBE accreditation received in 2010 for the following business programs:


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • M.S. in Marketing & Communication (MCM)


  • A.S. & B.S. Accounting
  • B.S. Applied Management
  • A.S. & B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Business Forensics
  • B.S. Internet Marketing
  • A.S. & B.S. Financial Management
  • A.S. & B.S. Forensic Accounting
  • B.S. Human Resources Management
  • B.S. Management & Leadership
  • B.S. Marketing

IACBE focuses its attention on the continuous assessment of student learning outcomes.  The accreditation process is one means of assisting academic business units in equipping graduates to excel in the business world.

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is the premier business accrediting association for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities.  Franklin University joins a growing list of over 200 IACBE member institutions throughout the world that support quality assurance in education.          


About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


earn More