College of Business
Accreditation and Assessment
The College of Business holds specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for School and Business Programs (ACSBP).
The Highest Standard
The Accreditation Council for School and Business Programs (ACSBP) has granted the College of Business specialized accreditation. To maintain our goal of high standards for teaching and learning, we stay focus on continued improvement and additional specialized accreditation.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process led by governmental and non-governmental organizations to set standards for acceptable levels of quality education. These organizations create evaluation criteria, lead interviews, review student assessment data, and conduct peer evaluations to determine if a program or institution meets established criteria. Accreditation can be at the university-level, school-level, and also program-level.
Here are some of the accreditations specific to Coppin:
Coppin State University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Coppin’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Coppin’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Coppin’s online Bachelor of Science in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for School and Business Programs (ACSBP).
When an institution, school or program seeks accreditation, it often has to officially request an evaluation from a particular accrediting agency.
Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation ensures the education provided by a specific institution, school, or program meets a certain quality standard. It’s important to note the U.S. Department of Education does not accredit higher education institutions or programs. However, the Department of Education does keep an official record of nationally-recognized accreditation agencies proven to be authorities on quality of education or training. The Department of Education may also consider the accreditation of a higher education institution when determining federal financial aid.
The Accreditation Council for School and Business Programs (ACSBP)
The ACSBP is a national organization founded in 1988 to address the need for more specialized accreditation for higher education business schools and programs. At the time, there was only one accreditation organization who focused accreditation standards largely on research. Many schools didn’t primarily focus on research, instead their primary objectives were around student success and teaching excellence. The ACSBP was founded to serve as an accrediting body for schools seeking accreditation based on quality in teaching and learning outcomes.
Assessment Data Standards
The COB has continuously assessed our academic programs since 2013, using course assessments, as well as student, faculty, and stakeholder feedback. We remain committed to meet and exceed the assessment measures set by both regional and specialized accreditors.
The College prepares numerous assessment reports as a part of the accreditation process. Specifically, we provide information on learning outcomes performance and other data related to academic and business practices. We share these reports with the University, the University System of Maryland (USM), and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
The College of Business learning outcomes are:
SLO 1 Written
SLO 2 Oral
SLO 3 Critical Thinking
SLO 4 Quantitative Literacy
SLO 5 Informational Literacy
SLO 6 Global Awareness
SLO 7 Leadership
SLO 8 Team Building
SLO 9 Ethic (adopted F-14)
SLO 10 Reflective Practice
The recent graduate survey has additional feedback on recent graduates' college and academic program experience.
Visit CSU Institutional Research for more information on enrollment data and degrees awarded.
Each semester the college collects outcomes data and performs a comprehensive analysis of results for continuous improvement.
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