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Local college under scrutiny for new accreditation

| 08/01/2016 | 0 Comments

CNS Business(CNS Business): The International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) is making a bid to be approved by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a professional accrediting organization for college and university business courses. The college’s MBA, MSc in management and its BA in Business Administration, as well as its business associates degree will be reviewed for accreditation via a self-study and a visit from the IACBE ahead of possible accreditation for 2017.

The education body’s board of commissioners approved ICCI’s candidacy for review last month after officials visited the college in September. Passing the candidacy visit was the required first step, which means that the commissioners determined ICCI has developed an appropriate quality management system, satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programmes, resources, and operational processes and is eligible to undergo the accreditation review.

Dr David Marshall, ICCI President, said the college was grateful for the initial vote of confidence.

“Our goal now is to work to secure the IACBE accreditation and the stamp of excellence it will bring,” he said. “This is a tribute to the quality of ICCI’s business programmes and the hard work of ICCI faculty, staff and students … We feel strongly that the college has a responsibility to maintain the highest standards in all of its academic programmes in order to do our part to help build a well-qualified local workforce in Cayman,” he added.

The IACBE was founded in 1997 and is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (US), and has accredited over 1,200 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and South America.

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