Harding University Business College Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding University is pleased to announce the reaffirmation of their business accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. This announcement came April 19, 2011, from the ACBSP Board of Commissioners following the standard self-study report and a site visit to the Searcy campus. The College of Business has been accredited by ACBSP since 1992. The current reaffirmation will continue for another 10-year period.

“This accreditation signifies the high quality education provided by the Carter College of Business at Harding,” said Dr. Bryan Burks, dean of the college.

The accreditation process begins with an understanding of the mission of the university and then examines crucial components such as leadership, strategic planning, student learning, faculty credentials and scholarship, and student support.

According to Burks, “The business accreditation from ACBSP is an ideal fit for our program. We are blessed to have faculty members who are dedicated to providing a top-quality business education from a Christian perspective. Our entire team pours their lives into preparing our students for the future.”

The accreditation covers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Arts degree, and the Master of Business Administration degree. The College of Business serves more than 1,000 students in these three degree programs.

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Founded in 1988, ACBSP was created by its members to fulfill a need for specialized accreditation by institutions of higher education with business schools and programs. Specifically, that need was for business education accreditation based on the mission of the institution and of the respective unit, an accreditation that acknowledged and emphasized quality in teaching and learning outcomes.

Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,800 students from 49 states and 53 foreign countries. It is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chilé, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.