Lindenwood University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1918, and, to provide third party validation of the rigor and quality of our business programs, on April 19, 2010 the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Accreditation is important for Lindenwood stakeholders – students, employers, community, faculty and alumni. Accreditation will benefit:
- Students who expect a quality business education and that their degree will be recognized by potential employers and graduate schools.
- Employers who expect talented, motivated and well-educated young men and women to assume positions of responsibility and leadership.
- The community who benefits from the resources a high quality and effective school provides.
- A faculty who expects to provide the assurance of a quality education and a commitment to continuous improvement.
- Alumni who expect the value of their degree to increase over time.
The rigorous review process of ACBSP accreditation provides a platform for continuous improvement and ACBSP standards provide the process for the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship to Build the Future of Business.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs1
1520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Nonprofit Administration degree programs are not accredited by the ACBSP.
The MA in Leadership degree is seeking ACBSP Accreditation in 2018. It is not yet ACBSP accredited
Human Resource Program
The Society for Human Resource Management has acknowledged Lindenwood University’s undergraduate human resource management degree program as being fully aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Lindenwood was the first university in the state to earn this important distinction, which is the highest honor awarded to university degree programs. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, with more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries.
The honor is in effect until 2014 for the HRM programs in the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship as well as Lindenwood’s College for Individualized Education. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 — are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
Society for Human Resource Management
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314