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ACBSP Accounting Accreditation

Immaculata’s accounting programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the accounting programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Receiving specialized accreditation for the accounting program shows that Immaculata is committed to providing the highest quality business education for our students.

Since 2013, Immaculata’s accounting programs have been accredited separately by ACBSP.
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ACBSP Accredited Programs

Quality Assurance Reports for Immaculata’s Accounting Programs

Submitted to the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Undergraduate Business Student Achievements and Outcomes

Supervisors Give High Ratings to IU Interns

All Immaculata traditional undergraduate students in the Accounting, Business Leadership, Business Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Management majors, as well as the recently launched majors in Financial Planning, Sport and Business Management and Supply Chain Management, are required to complete one or more internships as part of their programs, of which approximately 80% were paid internships. According to surveys of internship employers, created and administered by Immaculata’s business faculty, 95% of employers, since 2016, said they would hire their intern again. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 100% of employers surveyed would hire their intern again.

  • Employers rated students very well in their overall preparation for the internship
    • 4.6/5 in the 2020-2021 academic year
    • 4.5/5 in the 2019-2020 academic year
    • 4.6/5 since fall 2016
  • Employers gave students high ratings for professional demeanor
    • 4.7/5 in the 2020-2021 academic year
    • 4.4/5 in the 2019-2020 academic year
    • 4.6/5 since fall 2016
  • Employers said students had teambuilding and working skills
    • 4.5/5 in the 2020-2021 academic year
    • 4.2/5 in the 2019-2020 academic year
    • 4.5/5 since fall 2016

Retention, Graduation, and Job/Graduate School Placement Rates

When traditional undergraduates in College of Undergraduate Studies major in business, accounting, finance, HR management, or marketing management, they tend to stay in that program, graduate on time, and quickly find jobs or enter graduate school.

Job or graduate school placement rates within six months of graduation, as self-reported by accounting alumni:

  • 2021—100%
  • 2020—100%
  • 2019—100%
  • 2018—100%
  • 2017—100%

Freshman-to-Sophomore Business Program Student retention rates:

  • 2020 to 2021—72%
  • 2019 to 2020—90%
  • 2018 to 2019—83%
  • 2017 to 2018—76%

Four-year Business Program Student graduation rates:

  • 2021—67%
  • 2020—56%
  • 2019—62%
  • 2018—64%
  • 2017—73%

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