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WGU's Business Programs are Accredited by ACBSP

ACBSP-Accredited Bachelor's and Master's Business Degree Programs

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures business programs deliver students the skills employers want.

Read more in the press release.

ACBSP accreditation adds value to your degree

  • Ensures that what you learn is relevant to your career.
  • Assures you that WGU focuses on quality business programs.
  • Ensures that we continue to provide our students with the best learning resources.
“Western Governors University has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process. This accreditation is evidence that WGU is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

Dr. Steve Parscale
Chief Accreditation Officer

Student Learning Outcomes and Program Results

Accredited business programs must routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement. Included below are our student learning outcome assessments results, as well as our program results.

Student Learning Outcome Assessment Results

Students demonstrate their attainment of the student learning outcomes through successfully passing proctored, summative course assessments. Each course has assessments that ensure students demonstrate their attainment of the required course competencies. To give an example of WGU’s system of assessment results, DJO1 and KLO1 Assessment Trends provides learning outcome results for each of the competencies required in the courses C711 Introduction to Business and D072 Fundamentals for Success in Business (courses that are required of all baccalaureate students during the periods highlighted). The assessment that students take is entitled KLO1 Fundamentals for Success in Business.

Program Assessment Results provides the assessment results by program for the three most recent 6-month terms.


Program Results

The links below provide data on graduates, enrollments, retention, on-time progress, and the percentage of very satisfied students (VSAT) for our School of Business programs in years 2018-2021. 

School of Business Graduates per Fiscal Year
School of Business Enrollments per Fiscal Year
School of Business Term-to-Term Retention per Fiscal Year
School of Business On-Time Progress per Fiscal Year
School of Business Percentage of Very Satisfied Students per Fiscal Year