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The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Melville School of Business is proud to be accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs [ACBSP], a respected international association that accredits business programs at more than 1000 university campuses globally.

Our School holds the distinction of being the first Canadian 4-year university school of business to be accredited by ACBSP [2006], with 10-year accreditation status reaffirmed in June, 2019.  To demonstrate our commitment to continuous education quality improvement, we will submit a Status Report to ACBSP in February, 2021, followed by a 5-year Quality Assurance Report in February, 2023. 

The following business programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership
BBA in Accounting
BBA Human Resource Management
BBA Marketing Management
Business Administration
Business Management
General Business Studies

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ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable, mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.

ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.


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The Melville School of Business at KPU is a proud signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. As a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, PRME equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.

Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

to transform management education and develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance sustainable development.

To create a global movement and drive thought leadership on responsible management education.


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The Melville School of Business is proud to be an Education partner with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP).

ISSP is the world’s leading professional association of sustainability practitioners. A member-driven organization, ISSP moves the sustainability profession forward by empowering one another and defining professional excellence.

The ISSP Education Partners program supports college and university sustainability programs by connecting classroom instruction to ISSP’s standard of sustainability excellence. Students and faculty benefit from membership in the leading professional network for the industry while unlocking a path for earning their Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) credential. The program is designed to support students’ immediate pathway to a career in sustainability.

The Melville School of Business encourages students and faculty, specifically those in the Green Business and Sustainability program, to complete sustainability excellence credentials.