School of Business

ACCREDITATION

The School of Business at Park University 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.  All business programs in the School of Business at Park University are accredited by ACBSP.  The Economics degree is not considered to be a business program and is not accredited by ACBSP. 

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 2014 through Fall 2016. Ratings in the 45% to 55% range are considered similar to others in the IDEA Database. Ratings in the 56% to 62% range are considered higher than others in the IDEA Database. Our faculty members in the Park School of Business have consistently scored above 45% and more recently above 56%.

IDEA Student Ratings

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 figures below for Fall 2014 through Fall 2016 show that the School of Business at Park University consistently scores higher than the all ACBSP average for both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. For more on Peregrine Academic Services you can visit:  www.peregrineacademics.com.

Peregrine Undergraduate

Peregrine Graduate

DEGREE TO ENROLLMENT RATIO

The Park School of Business uses  a Degree to Enrollment Ratio (DER) to meausre graduation rates.  The DER is a ratio of degrees and certificates produced per 100 students enrolled. The table below shows the DER rates from the 2014-2015 Academic Year for each program.

AY14-15 Degree to Enrollment Ratio

Program

DER

Accounting

54.88%

Business Administration/Finance

36.25%

Business Administration/Human Resource Management

28.38%

Business Administration/International Business

51.85%

Business Administration/Logistics

21.88%

Business Administration/Management

37.66%

Business Administration/Marketing

38.81%

Economics

36.67%

Management

43.64%

Management/Accounting

46.80%

Management/Computer Information Systems

39.56%

Management/Engineering Administration

31.58%

Management/Finance

41.59%

Management/Health Care

41.67%

Management/Human Resources

41.50%

Management/Logistics

34.55%

Management/Marketing

40.36%

 

PERSISTENCE AND RETENTION

The chart below shows the average Persistance Years and Retention Rate for each program. Persistance Years measures the average number of years a student stays in the program. The Retention Rate measure the percentage of students that return year to year.

 Retention Analysis

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME ASSESSMENT

ACBSP Standard 4 Results for Student Learning Outcome Assessment Results.

PROGRAM RESULTS

ACBSP Standard 6 Program Results.