Summary of Accreditation

CityU and several of the programs in its School of Management are accredited or are seeking accreditation from a number of different agencies. Below is a summary of the different accreditations the CityU School of Management currently holds or is seeking.

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) – The university has been regionally accredited by the NWCCU since 1978. CityU just had its accreditation reaffirmed in August 2010 for the full period of seven years. This accreditation covers the entire university and includes all programs offered.

Business School Accreditation – From March 2000 through March of 2010, CityU’s School of Management received accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). CityU was one of the first schools to achieve IACBE accreditation and was heavily involved in the governance of this organization with one of our faculty members serving on the national board of directors as well as serving as the regional president for the northwest. In late 2009, the university made a decision to switch from IACBE to pursue business school accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). At this time, the university is in candidate status with ACBSP.

The process of achieving accreditation with ACBSP typically takes up to three years. As an ACBSP candidate, all degrees granted by CityU’s School of Management are considered to be accredited degrees.

Project Management Accreditation – The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) at City University of Seattle’s School of Management was recently accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). CityU is one of only a very small number of institutions worldwide to achieve GAC accreditation.