University of Guam Business School accredited for 7 years

The School of Business & Public Administration at the University of Guam has been granted reaffirmation of accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration programs for another seven years, the maximum number of years possible. This continues a history of accreditation for the school dating back to 1997. The SBPA’s business program is also the only accredited four-year program in Micronesia.

The notification came from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education — an accrediting body that is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education — following its Board of Commissioners meeting in early December.

“This accreditation means continued assurance for our current and prospective business students that their education here at UOG rivals stateside and international business schools,” said SBPA Dean Annette T. Santos.

Annette T. Santos, dean of the University of Guam’s School of Business & Public Administration; and John J. Rivera, assistant professor of public administration and Professional Master of Business Administration program chairman at UOG. Photo by UOG

The accreditation involved a comprehensive peer-review process, a rigorous self-evaluation, and demonstrating compliance with accreditation principles in the areas of curriculum, faculty, international business education, and educational innovation, among others.