OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (May 21, 2017) — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)  www.acbsp.org Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded University Canada West in Vancouver, BC, Canada, www.ucanwest.ca, accreditation of its business programs.

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the undergraduate and graduate business programs offered through University Canada West meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether or not the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

“University Canada West has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California, on June 26. “This accreditation is evidence that University Canada West is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

“This achievement puts our university in excellent company both locally and internationally,” said UCW President and Vice Chancellor Arthur Coren. “It also gives UCW the distinction of being Canada’s first private university to be awarded this accreditation.”

About University Canada West

University Canada West is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The university offers both online and on-campus Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and MBA programs. The business-oriented university has earned the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation for meeting or exceeding provincial government-recognized standards for quality assurance and consumer protection. The university is a member of the BC Transfer System (BCCAT) with more than 1,800 course transfer agreements with BC public and private universities and colleges.


ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs


Bradley Fehr, Communication Director, University Canada West — 604-915-9607 Ext. 2227 — [email protected] or

Melinda Dorning — Director, Marketing and Communications — ACBSP — 913-339-9356 — [email protected]