School of Business

Accreditation

The Park School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading organization for specialized accreditation for business education. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that teaching is essential to the learning process. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. ACBSP was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001, and again in 2011; accrediting organizations that are recognized by the CHEA affirms that their standards and processes as an accrediting organization are consistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established. ACBSP was the first accrediting body to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.

Evaluation of teaching effectiveness

The School of Business at Park University uses the IDEA Center Student Ratings of Instructors (www.theideacenter.org) to help evaluate our teaching effectiveness. The figure below shows the results of student evaluations for Spring 2013 through Fall 2014. The IDEA Center states that when these percentages exceed 60%, the inference is that the faculty’s overall instructional effectiveness is unusually high. Our faculty members in the Park School of Business have consistently scored above 60%, indicating high quality instruction. 

ParkSB IDEA Survey

Evaluation of program quality

One of the measures that the School of Business at Park University uses to evaluate its program quality is the Peregrine Academic Services Common Professional Component Assessment. The figure below for Fall 2012 through Fall 2014 shows that the School of Business at Park University scores are comparable to traditional universities, U.S. based universities, and private universities. For more on Peregrine Academic Services you can visit:  www.peregrineacademics.com

Peregrine Score

The figures below present our initial baseline evaluation using the Peregrine MFT for programs in the MBA Program.

Peregrine Major scores

Undergraduate One Year Retention Rate

The table below shows the one year retention rate for students who entered the indicated program in the fall of 2011 and were still attending Park in the fall of 2012. Note that this does not include all of the students who are taking courses with the Business School at Park University, only those who entered in the fall of 2011.

Fall 2011 to 2012 (one year) Retention Rate
MAJOR RET %
BA Finance (prior 2011 catalog) 62%
BA International Business (prior 2011 catalog) 67%
BA Management (prior 2011 catalog) 77%
BA Marketing (prior 2011 catalog) 72%
BS Accounting 82%
Economics 71%
Management/Accounting 61%
Management/Engineering Administration 55%
Management/Finance 54%
Management/Health Care 50%
Management/Logistics 63%
Management/Management 50%
Management/Marketing 51%
Management/MIS 44%
Management/Human Resource 53%

Six Year Cohort Graduation Rate

The table below shows the six year graduate rate for students who were in an entering cohort in the fall of 2006.  Note that this does not reflect the graduation rates all of the students who were taking courses with the Business School at Park University, only those who entered in the fall of 2006 cohort.

Fall 2006 Six Year Cohort Graduation Rate %
MAJORS GRAD %
BA Finance (prior 2011 catalog) 50%
BA Human Resources (prior 2011 catalog) 67%
BA International Business (prior 2011 catalog) 36%
BA Management (prior 2011 catalog) 34%
BA Marketing (prior 2011 catalog) 70%
BS Accounting 80%
BSBA Finance 56%
BSBA Human Resource Management 25%
BSBA Management 33%
Management/Accounting 33%
Management/CIS 50%
Management/Engineering Administration 33%
Management/Finance 56%
Management/Health Care 28%
Management/Logistics 25%
Management/Management 29%
Management/Marketing 32%
Management/MIS 22%
Management/Human Resource 35%


MBA Program Three Year Cohort Graduation Rate

The table below shows the MBA program three year graduate rate for students who were in an entering cohort in the indicated academic year.  Note that this does not reflect the graduation rates all of the students who were taking courses with the MBA program with the Business School at Park University, only those who entered in the indicated year cohort.

Fall 2006 Six Year Cohort Graduation Rate %
AY 2007-2008 58%
AY 2008-2009 55%
AY 2009-2010 47%


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