Minneapolis—January 31, 2012—Walden University announced today that its Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program now is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which awarded accreditation to the university’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Management programs in May 2011.

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“With this announcement, all four of the largest programs in our School of Management are now ACBSP-accredited. This accreditation is a reflection of our continuing efforts to provide our students with a superior educational experience and reaffirms our commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and scholarship,” said Dr. William C. Schulz III, associate dean of Walden’s School of Management.

The ACBSP, established in 1988, is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education for associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. Its standards are modeled on those of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is used by businesses, government and other organizations to continuously improve and recognize excellence. In 2001, ACBSP was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACBSP accreditation ensures that Walden’s programs and support services meet rigorous, nationally recognized standards that can help prepare students to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.

“When applying for promotions and jobs, human resources and the hiring managers usually take into consideration, among other factors, your grade point average, university attended, and if the university is accredited by a recognized accreditation council,” said Nelson L. Mellitz, a Walden DBA student from Cherry Hill, N.J. “The Walden DBA, which is now accredited by ACBSP, has been a wonderful asset to help me meet my daily work requirements. The courses provide information that is directly and immediately applicable to successfully accomplishing my consulting and teaching jobs.”

Walden’s School of Management offers a comprehensive range of degree programs online at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. These results-oriented programs are designed to help students advance their careers and immediately apply their understanding of management and leadership in the workplace.

For more information, go to www.WaldenU.edu/management.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 48,500 students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.

Walden offers more than 65 degree programs with more than 330 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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