OHS Canada Magazine

Lansbridge University Receives Accreditation

June 17, 2005

Health & Safety

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Canada’s premier online university for MBA and eMBA degrees has received an award of its own from the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), based in Washington, D.C. Lansbridge University was notified this week by the DETC that it has met the DETC’s stringent accreditation requirements to become the first and only on-line business management university in Canada to earn DETC accreditation.

States Dr. Kenneth Green, Lansbridge’s Dean of Academic Affairs, “For the past five years, we have worked hard to ensure that our curriculum, faculty, administration, and quality throughout meets the highest academic and technological standards. This accreditation from DETC signifies that an impartial, internationally recognized organization charged with assessing the standards of online institutions has put its seal of approval on our operations. While the accreditation is gratifying and certainly adds stature to our degrees, the rigorous process of applying has demonstrated to our internal staff as well as external observers the depth required to be a world-class on-line university.”

The DETC is the leading institution for accreditation of distance learning universities awarding advanced degrees. Its accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as well as the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).

Lansbridge University has also been approved by the New Brunswick Department of Education as a degree-granting university and existing and new curriculum are reviewed periodically by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

Lansbridge University currently has more than 300 students enrolled in its degree programs, which will soon provide a continuum from the BBA Degree through e-MBA Degree. It recently launched an innovative program in New Media Management, and has purchased a building in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, to expand its administration and programs.

Notes Dr. Green, “Our enrollment continues to climb, paralleling the trend in distance learning, which is growing by 40 percent a year globally. More than 2.4 million students worldwide are using the Internet to facilitate their educations. For industry, corporations, and even government, the online mode of management education is becoming the preferred option over traditional universities for the MBA and eMBA degrees. For already busy managers, it requires less time away from work and family and offers adult students a flexible, affordable way for them to enhance their skills and advance their careers.”

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