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ACBSP Awards Notre Dame de Namur University Initial Accreditation of its Business Programs

Belmont, CA, May 16, 2013 — The School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University has been granted initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading accreditation association in business education.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the School of Business and Management at NDNU meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. The programs accredited are the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Management.

“Notre Dame de Namur University has shown a commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Initial Accreditation at the ACBSP Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 23, 2013. “This accreditation is evidence that NDNU is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

“We are honored to receive initial accreditation from ACBSP and are grateful for the time and energy the Board of Commissioners of the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Commission took in reviewing our programs,” said NDNU President Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig. “This accreditation is the result of the exceptional dedication and hard work of the faculty and staff in the School of Business and Management.”

ACBSP accreditedACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,171 member campuses, 183 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 603 have achieved accreditation and more than 200 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,900.

Notre Dame de Namur University is an independent Catholic, coeducational institution serving 2000 students. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur, Belgium in 1851 and chartered by the state in 1868, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement. The University is fully accredited and offers 21 liberal arts and career preparation undergraduate programs, and 12 graduate degrees and four credentials. The 50-acre campus is located in Belmont, California, just south of San Francisco. For more information visit www.ndnu.edu.