Jacek Mrozik, College of Business dean

Business programs receive specialized accreditation

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education board of commissioners recently reaffirmed accreditation of business programs offered by Minot State University’s College of Business. IACBE granted accreditation to MSU’s business programs with no notes and one observation, a rare achievement. MSU will be publicly recognized for achieving accreditation at the 2015 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting on April 5-8 in Memphis, Tenn.

“We are very proud to be among the few universities to have no notes and one observation in our reaffirmation of accreditation of our business programs by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education,” said Jacek Mrozik, College of Business dean. “This signifies the academic quality of our programs and rates them among the best programs accredited by IACBE in the nation. These results demonstrate our commitment to our students’ continuing education and to our community. This good news will not stop us in our efforts to continue improving our programs to be even better in the future.”

Commendations are findings of IACBE in those areas in which its board believes that the College of Business is demonstrating excellent performance.

  • The College of Business upholds the academic quality of its programs and maintains oversight of the degree program goals. The Board of Commissioners recognized how the college cares about students and the quality of education offered. In addition, the college demonstrated that it values change, interdisciplinary work and the mission, vision and values of Minot State University.
  • The College of Business does a remarkable job in working with its College Advisory Councils. The councils’ level of commitment to help the university is to be applauded. It was apparent to the Board of Commissioners that members of the councils, board and community truly believe in the institution’s mission and know of the positive impact they have on students’ lives.

Observations are suggestions for improvement by the IACBE Board of Commissioners that it believes would be helpful to the College of Business in achieving excellence in business education. Action on observations is highly recommended, but is not required. The Board of Commissioners recommends that the College of Business review program coverage to ensure that each program is overseen by qualified faculty members who have sufficient time to devote to the programs that they oversee.

MSU received specialized accreditation for its business programs through IACBE, located in Lenexa, Kan. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by IACBE: Master of Science in information systems, Master of Science in management and Bachelor of Science with majors in accounting, energy economics and finance, finance, international business, management, management information systems and marketing. Accreditation represents a continuing relationship between an institution and its accrediting organization. The College of Business’ accreditation is valid for a maximum of seven years, through July 2022. For questions, contact Mrozik at jacek.mrozik@minotstateu.edu or 858-3110.