It was a banner year for College of Western Idaho (CWI) Business students and faculty. Students shined in the nationwide business exams from Peregrine Academic Services — performing better than their peers in the region. In addition, the faculty and program were recognized by a national accreditation body.
"We are extremely proud of our business students," said Shelly Moore, Department Chair for Business. "They continue to outperform because of strong commitment to succeed and their willingness to work hard to achieve their goals."
Known as the Business Administration Comprehensive Exam, the tests cover several topics including, Accounting, Business Fundamentals, Economics, and Statistics. CWI's business students were measured against students at public and private, four-year universities and colleges, as well as community colleges that also had regional accreditation. CWI Business students achieved five to 15 percent higher scores in each category of Business Administration.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Associate Degree Board of Commissioners awarded CWI accreditation of its Business program. The 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 program offers a rigorous, educational experience and demonstrates continuous, quality improvement.
“College of Western Idaho has shown its 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 the ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 10.