Kansas City, Mo. – February 5, 2013 – The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University, an online university dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults, has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).The Mark Skousen School of Business has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs.

“We are deeply honored to be selected as an IACBE candidate for accreditation,” said Niccole Buckley, Dean of the Mark Skousen School of Business. “This is a reflection of our commitment to not only teaching our business school students best practices and principles of excellence, but also to following these best practices and high principles ourselves.”

Founded in 1997, The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education. The IACBE conducts rigorous, independent appraisals of candidates’ educational activities. If a candidate school meets strict criteria, which includes reviewing educational processes and outcomes, as well as an on-site visit, the IACBE presents a thorough report to the Board of Commissioners, who then determines accreditation status.

Programmatic accreditation by the IACBE is a validation and reassurance to students and the higher education community that the Skousen School of Business at Grantham University complies with high standards, best practices, and demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and advancing academic quality. The Grantham University Skousen School of Business offers online degrees in a variety programs including accounting, business administration, business management, and performance improvement. For more information, visit: www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in online education for the working adult student. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.