Accreditation & Quality Assurance


Professor Vishakha Maskey

The Gary E. West College of Business is committed to exceptional quality in curriculum, instruction, and the development of students as professional and ethical business leaders.

Our guarantee of quality involves unceasing adherence to nationally recognized accreditation standards and attention to course-based assessment, as well as the recruitment and retention of qualified and committed faculty.  Our accreditation and assessment programs are described below.  Please visit our Faculty Directory to view our faculty’s wide variety of experience, credentials, and publications.


Accreditation provides assurance to students, parents, and employers that the courses and programs offered by a university meet established standards based on rigorous and continuous peer review.


West Liberty University Gary E. West College of Business has received accreditation for its business programs through the  International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line, Lenexa, Kansas, 66215 USA.  The following degree with associated majors has been continuously accredited by the IACBE since 2007:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Computer Information Systems
    • General Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Health Care Management
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism & Event Management

The IACBE was founded in 1997 and is a leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business for student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs.

IACBE’s World Headquarters is located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA, with offices in Paris, France and Bangalore, India.

To learn more, visit the IACBE website.  To view the most recent IACBE accreditation report for the Gary E. West College of Business at West Liberty University, click IACBE Annual Report Form.


The assurance of learning is so important that accrediting bodies themselves are subject to review.  The IACBE is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


In order to fulfill the Mission of the Gary E. West College of Business (To provide students with an environment that enables them to acquire the knowledge, skills, competencies, ethics and values necessary to make a positive contribution to society and the business profession and to grow both professionally and personally), the West College of Business developed and utilizes an assessment program to measure student outcomes. All students in the West College of Business participate in the assessment program.

Specific student outcomes, assessment tools, and assessment reports can be reviewed by visiting the Assessment Program page.