Grantham Earns First-Time Accreditation of its Business Degree Programs

LENEXA, Kan. – January 4, 2016 –
Grantham University, an online university that, on January 2nd, celebrated 65 years of helping military and civilian adult learners earn their college education, recently achieved first-time accreditation of its Mark Skousen School of Business. While the University has been institutionally accredited since 1961, the recent programmatic accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) further substantiates the academic excellence of its many undergraduate and graduate business programs.

Niccole Buckley, assistant chief academic officer and dean for the Mark Skousen School of Business, said, “This is a significant accomplishment for Grantham University, and one in which we take great pride. Our faculty and staff work diligently every day assisting and teaching adult learners to achieve their dreams, and our commitment to academic excellence reflects that effort.”

Programmatic IACBE accreditation is mission-driven, outcomes-based and involves an independent, external evaluation of the institution’s business programs. To achieve its accreditation, Grantham’s School of Business participated in a rigorous self-study, underwent a comprehensive, independent peer review and demonstrated compliance with the Accreditation Principles of the IACBE. In addition, Grantham’s School of Business exhibits a solid, long-standing commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality in its business programs and operations.

Grantham’s School of Business’ distinction as an IACBE-accredited program further solidifies the University’s reputation as a leader and innovator in online education – consistently living up to its mission of delivering quality, accessible, affordable and professionally relevant programs for adult learners.

Also, to the Business School’s credit is acknowledgment by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that Grantham’s Human Resource program coursework fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.  Grantham University has also been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Earlier this year, the financial planning degree program was approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. This means students who complete Grantham’s financial planning program will have the added benefit of meeting the education requirements for CFP® Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board.

For more information regarding the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education visit www.iacbe.org.

 About Grantham University

Having celebrated its 65th birthday on January 2, 2016, Grantham University is one of the oldest private, postsecondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States.  Recognized for eight consecutive years as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education, Grantham has a deep and proud history of serving students who are active-duty, veterans or retired military. The University today extends its experience in distance learning to both military and non-military students who share a common desire to achieve higher education as a means to a bright future.  www.grantham.edu