Central State University College of Business Receives First-Ever 10-Year ACBSP Accreditation

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The College of Business at the only public historically black university in the state of Ohio recently was recognized for its “commitment to teaching excellence and quality improvement” by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

“Acknowledgements are in order to the Office of the President, administration, faculty, staff, advisory board and students for their support and participation in achieving this accreditation,” reports Central State University’s website.

From the Central State Newsroom:

The accreditation covers all degrees offered in the College – Accounting, Economics and Business Administration.  The Business Administration major currently has eight concentrations, including a new concentration in Agribusiness.

Notification of the recognition completed the average three to four year process in a record two years.

Dr. Fidelis Ikem, Dean of the College of Business, praised his students, faculty, staff and Business Advisory Council for their “diligence and cooperation in the effort put forth leading to the accreditation status.”  He said that the College of Business “will continue to focus on preparing students through quality academic programs.

“An active Business Advisory Council provides internships and guidance to assist students prepare for full-time careers,” says the university’s website.

Over the years the College of Business at the black college has helped to prepare its current students for life after college with a vigorous and noted business program on the university’s main campus in Wilberforce, Ohio. The school also provides “Internships from major corporations include KeyBank, Walmart, Honda, Verizon, J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo.”

On Central State’s business program now being accredited by the ACBSP, which is the first time the university received a 10-year accreditation in school history, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Charles Wesley Ford, Jr. said the recognition by the accreditation association is proof that change is Central.

“The ACBSP accreditation recognition affirms the quality of the business program and the commitment of CSU’s highly qualified faculty,” said Ford.