(Posted February 6, 2017)

Dom Peruso, professor of accounting, advises a student

Dom Peruso, professor of accounting, advises a student

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Department of Accounting, Business and Economics was granted accreditation for its business and management programs by the board of commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education at the group’s annual December meeting.

            “Accreditation for an academic department or a business school gives incoming students and graduates the confidence that Juniata’s business majors are receiving a rigorous, wide-ranging and ethical education,” says Dominick Peruso, professor and chair of accounting, business and economics.

            This is the first accreditation for the college’s business department.

In order to qualify for accreditation Juniata’s business faculty compiled a rigorous self-evaluation and completed a vigorous peer review.

In addition, the department demonstrated that Juniata’s programs comply with IACBE’s accrediting standards in the following categories: Outcomes Assessment, Strategic Planning, Curriculum, Faculty, Scholarly and Professional Activities, Resources, Internal and External Relationships, International Business Education and Educational Innovation.

"Accreditation for an academic department or a business school gives incoming students and graduates the confidence that Juniata's business majors are receiving a rigorous, wide-ranging and ethical education."

Dom Peruso, professor, accounting

The IACBE stated “the Department of Accounting, Business, and Economics has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality in its business programs and operations.”

 

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education was founded in 1997 and is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The group is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities and other higher education institutions throughout the world.

IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited more than 1,400 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and South America.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.