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Marylhurst University Business Programs Earn IACBE Accreditation

For Release: April 27, 2005

Marylhurst University announced today that its business programs had received professional accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE Board of Commissioners granted the accreditation certificate to Marylhurst's MBA, Business and Leadership, and Real Estate Studies degrees at its 2005 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

"This is an honor for Marylhurst and a tribute to the hard work of our faculty and staff in creating flexible, high-quality business programs for working adults," said Marylhurst University President Nancy Wilgenbusch. "IACBE accreditation validates our commitment to outcomes assessment and continuous improvement."

Marylhurst joins nearly 200 IACBE member institutions in the United States and internationally that support quality in business education. Quality assurance is measured by the accomplishment of the school's mission and broad-based goals, the effectiveness of student learning and the operational effectiveness of the business unit. The award follows Marylhurst's initial IACBE accreditation in 2002.

"Accreditation is recognition that an educational institution's academic performance is excellent," said Dr. John L. Green, Jr., president of the IACBE. "The accreditation process is one means of making certain graduates are well equipped to join the business world."

Marylhurst University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Management and Technology, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and International Business. The Bachelor of Science in Business and Leadership and the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Studies offer several concentrations and certificates designed for busy professionals and distance learners.

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, located 10 minutes south of Portland, Oregon, is a private liberal arts university recognized for its academic excellence with seminar-style classes and flexible scheduling options. Courses are offered days, evenings, weekends and online. Marylhurst offers graduate, undergraduate and professional certificate programs designed for students with busy lives. For more information, visit


Based in Overland Park, Kansas, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is a specialized accrediting body for business and business-related degree programs at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels in colleges and universities. IACBE measures the effectiveness of business education through outcomes assessment. For more information, visit


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