LSU Alexandria recently received a 10-year accreditation for its business program from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The international accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes meets the highest of educational standards as outlined by ACBSP.
Spencer Martin, Chair of the LSUA Foundation, made the announcement last week at LSUA’s Business Advisory Council Spring meeting which consist of 35 area business leaders who provide feedback on the business program’s initiatives. Randall Dupont, Chair of the Department of Business Administration, said “the recognition signifies the level of excellence in LSUA’s business program.” ACBSP is the premier accrediting body for business programs focused on student learning.
Established in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is modeled after the Baldridge National Quality Program. ACBSP evaluated LSUA’s business programs for academic quality, leadership, strategic planning, relationship with stakeholders, faculty credentials, and educational support to assure a rigorous educational experience with demonstrated continuous improvement.
Dupont said the accreditation is in keeping with LSUA’s mission to offer undergraduate degrees in a robust academic environment that challenges students to excel. “For employers,” he said, “it means our graduates are high performers who are more able to lead, solve multi-disciplinary problems, and be effective decision makers.”
LSUA offers a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Several new business programs are currently in development including International Business which starts in the Fall.