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Georgian Court University’s Business Programs Reaffirmed for Accreditation by ACBSP


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.

ACBSP is a leading accreditation body for business education programs and the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. The business programs at Georgian Court University were first accredited by ACBSP in 1994. The institution is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

Accreditation by ACBSP certifies that a university’s business programs’ teaching and learning processes meet its rigorous educational standards. Further, accreditation by ACBSP increases students’ marketability, gives them a competitive advantage in the hiring process, and ensures the maintenance of high standards throughout their education.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation speaks to the quality of our business programs and our focus on quality teaching and student outcomes,” said Jennifer J. Edmonds, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business & Digital Media. “The School of Business & Digital Media is proud to uphold the university’s mission of providing a comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition.”

GCU’s School of Business and Digital Media empowers students to engage and succeed in a rapidly changing world, offering the foundation necessary for students to become creative, ethical, solutions-focused leaders in today’s global business climate. 

The school’s programs are in two departments: the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Communication & Graphic Design, both of which recognize the impact of digital technology on new product development, promotion, marketing, and e-commerce.

The Department of Business Administration offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, and Sport Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Also available is the joint-degree Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program with Rutgers University. The department also offers minors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Sport Management, and students can earn a GCU Certificate in International Business.

The Department of Communication, Graphic Design & Multimedia offers Bachelor’s degrees in Communication, Digital Design, and Graphic Design and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication.

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Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 16 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings, and in 2024, GCU was named one of the best Online Master’s Colleges in New Jersey.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.