Dean College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
A global leader in outcomes-based business program accreditation, the IACBE certifies over 2,000 business and accounting programs worldwide while providing a supportive environment for members to develop high-quality, innovative business programs.
“It is a great day for Dean College,” says Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney. “I could not be prouder of the efforts of our faculty, staff and students which all contributed significantly to this recognition.”
The Dean College School of Business currently has just under 500 full-time students, an increase of almost 20% over the past three years. With academic programs ranging from business management and criminal justice and homeland security management to sport management, sports broadcasting and communications, Dean’s School of Business offers a variety of options that are attracting students in significant numbers.
“Receiving accreditation from an organization such as the IACBE is a validation of the many innovative and industry specific courses we are creating to grow our business degree and certification programs and assist our students in reaching their career goals,” says Dean of the School of Business, Dr. P. Gerard Shaw.
Each of Dean’s academic programs combines a strong foundation in business theory with exceptional hands-on experience and practical application. In addition, all students must complete at least one internship prior to graduation working for strategic partners including Kraft Sports + Entertainment, U.S. Marshals Service, Liberty Mutual and Learfield, along with dozens of others specific to the area of interest of the student.
The Dean School of Business students also benefit from the newly introduced Dean Career Advantage (DCA) approach that encourages students to develop a career mindset. This holistic curriculum features nine credits of career-focused classes through which students explore career options in their fields of interest, preparing individual career guides, LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and launching required internships and job searches. Mentorship and applied learning occur in experiential and co-curricular areas, as well, to ensure Dean College School of Business students graduate with a lifelong career advantage.