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Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Deb Toomey leads a class session in Colden Hall. Northwest's Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business, which is housed in Colden Hall, recently achieved reaccreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Deb Toomey leads a class session in Colden Hall. Northwest's Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business, which is housed in Colden Hall, recently achieved reaccreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Jan. 29, 2019

Booth School of Business gains reaccreditation

By Grace Niemeyer, communication assistant


The Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business at Northwest Missouri State University has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The ACBSP is the only accreditation body offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. Accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning process for the business programs offered through the Booth School of Business meets education standards established by ACBSP.

ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and educational support to determine whether the University’s business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

“Northwest Missouri State University has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale said. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Northwest is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done for nearly 30 years.”

Northwest’s business programs have been accredited since 1991.

“We’re focused on ensuring student success, but the ACBSP accreditation really focuses on ensuring students have an excellent educational experience, so that’s consistent with what we view as important in the school of business,” Dr. Steve Ludwig, the director of the Booth School of Business, said. “An accrediting body reinforces the things that the University is trying to accomplish.”

Business faculty Dr. Casey Abington, Dr. Ben Blackford, Dr. Chi Lo Lim and Dr. Deb Toomey assisted with the reaccreditation process.

 

About Northwest

Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university with an enrollment of 6,857 students. It offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.

Founded in 1905, Northwest has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report during three of the last five years as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri. Safewise has ranked the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” and BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” Zippia, a career website, has named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,300 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. 

For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/aboutus/facts/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468