CPM hosts International Accreditation Awareness Seminar conducted by the ACBSP

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) the premier professional management body in Sri Lanka was hosted the Accreditation Awareness Seminar in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), on 24th January 2014 at Hotel Taj Samudra, which was first ever event in the Sri Lanka in this manner.

The CPM has identified the importance of foreign accreditation for Business Programs conducted by Universities and University Colleges. In this context, CPM invites all business schools of state owned universities, business schools of private universities approved by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka and the private institutes conducting foreign business degrees to attend this Seminar and benefited by obtaining accreditation from a US accrediting agency.

The presenter was Mr. Douglas Viehland, Executive Director of ACBSP. Mr. Viehland’s presentation was described the process, costs, requirements, and benefits of international accreditation of business programs with an emphasis on what is offered by ACBSP. The presentation also included information about how business schools in Sri Lanka can become involved in the South Asia Council of Business Schools and Programs.  There was ample time for questions and comments from those in attendance.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is an international accrediting agency for business schools. ACBSP has the largest number of international accredited business schools in India than any other similar agency. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP currently has 1,227 member campuses, 186 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 800 have achieved accreditation and more than 345 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000.  The focus of ACBSP accreditation is supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

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