Kaplan University’s School of Business Granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8:00 am CDT

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DAVENPORT, Iowa
"We welcome the many opportunities it provides to find new ways to serve our students."

DAVENPORT, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced that its School of Business has been granted an accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)—a leading accreditation association for business education. With a focus on student outcomes and how they are measured, Kaplan University’s School of Business was cited by the evaluation team for its best practice in the use of data to improve curriculum and student learning.

“Kaplan University welcomes the ACBSP accreditation, as it promotes positive student outcomes and emphasizes continuous improvement,” said Dr. Thomas Boyd, dean of Kaplan University’s School of Business. “We welcome the many opportunities it provides to find new ways to serve our students.”

As an ACBSP accredited business school, Kaplan University’s School of Business is committed to equipping graduates with the skills they need and employers want. Earning a business degree from an ACBSP accredited college or university may aid students in gaining acceptance into MBA programs and/or other postgraduate programs.

ACBSP’s accreditation standards model the Baldrige National Quality Program, a performance award program that sets high standards for and recognizes excellence in businesses, healthcare providers and others. The ACBSP provides guidelines for the relevancy of programs and courses that best serve students.

The ACBSP accreditation includes all of Kaplan University’s online and campus-based business degree programs, excluding its master of science in finance and associate’s level degrees. Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information on Kaplan University’s ACBSP accreditation, visit www.acbsp.org. To learn about programs offered through the KU School of Business, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 49,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 67,000 students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

Contact:

Kaplan University
Stephen White, 954-515-4124
stwhite@kaplan.edu