Quality Indicators and Accreditation

School of Business

Quality Indicators and Accreditation

Our Mission

Provide high quality business education, supported by research and service activities, that enhances the economic vitality of the region.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Washburn University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business--AACSBthe hallmark of excellence in business education. Founded in 1916, AACSB-International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Only the top five percent of all the business programs in the world have achieved AACSB accreditation.

Program Assessment Plans

The Program Assessment Plan is a roadmap that lays out what, how, where, and when assessment will take place.

Major Field Test

The Major Field Test is a degree requirement for all business students and is administered in our capstone course, BU449 Strategic Management. The test is prepared by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is designed to assess mastery of concepts and principles as well as knowledge expected of students at the conclusion of a major in specific subject areas. Every year, more than 68,000 students from 560 institutions take the Major Field Test. For the last several semesters, the Washburn mean has been at or above the 80th percentile.

Washburn Students Win International Business Plan Competition

Washburn students won first place in the 2016 Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Business Plan Competition. Kennedy White, a 2016 business graduate, business major Connor England, and mass media major Mark Feuerborn won the competition with their idea and a business plan for D18, a service that helps restaurants, manufacturers, and hotels save money by identifying tax exemption opportunities within their utility charges. The trio was awarded a championship trophy and €1,250 in cash ($1,400 in U.S. dollars).

NIBS is an association of business schools from around the world which believes that internationalization of business and globalization of the economy are essential elements in the evolution of managerial practices. The goal of the competition is to stimulate global entrepreneurship among students.

Important Strategic Goals (2014-2019)

  • Continually improve the quality of the School's academic program offerings while engaging students and the business community.
  • Increase output and quality of impactful mission-based intellectual contributions.
  • Offer new programs and infuse innovation into School of Business activities.
  • Increase enrollment by improving the School's visibility and brand awarenes.