Graduate Business Accreditation & Outcomes

Accreditation Statement

Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104; telephone: 267-284-5000.

Lebanon Valley College is also approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Lebanon Valley College is on the approved list of the Regents of the State University of New York and of the American Association of University Women.

Lebanon Valley College is a member of the following: American Association of Colleges; National Association of Independent Colleges; College Entrance Examination Board; College Scholarship Service, Council of Independent Colleges; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference; Penn-Mar Athletic Conference; Central Pennsylvania Field Hockey Association; Eastern College Athletic Conference.


ACBSP MBA Accreditation

The MBA Program at Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world. Member institutions adhere to the highest standards and focus on student learning outcomes, providing the kind of education that is relevant to the marketplace.

ACBSP recognizes teaching excellence and focuses on determining student learning outcomes and continuous program improvement. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach ensure that students gain the right skills from their educational investment.  Programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement and ensuring their business program will give students the skills employers want.  Reaching accredited status requires an ongoing effort to maintain high standards not only in regard to curricula and faculty, but in providing state-of-the-art equipment, software, learning resources, and services for students. (Source: ACBSP)

Our graduates are required to complete coursework in critical areas of business study, including Financial and Managerial Accounting, Marketing Management, Financial Concepts and Markets, Strategic Management, Leadership, Managerial Economics, Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis, and Decision Making, Information Technology, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management.

MBA Program Quality Indicators

Graduate Business Enrollment & Graduation Data

Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022
Full-time 11 11 21 14 19
Part-time 65 49 61 82 75
Headcount 76 60 82 96 94

Data as of the Fall 1 term – opening Enrollment Census Date.

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
New MBA enrollees 43 37 34 38 50 64 37 33
Returned next year 38 31 32 31 44 56 33 16
Retention Rate 88.4% 83.8% 94.1% 81.6% 88.0% 87.5% 89.2% 48.5%
Graduation Rates…
Graduated within 2 yrs 20 16 16 21 26 27 11 2
Graduated within 4 yrs 31 26 25 26 29 28 11 2
Graduated 4+ yrs 32 29 26 26 29 28 11 2
2 yr Graduation Rate 46.5% 43.2% 47.1% 55.3% 52.0% 42.2% 29.7% 6.1%
4 yr Graduation Rate 72.1% 70.3% 73.5% 68.4% 58.0% 43.8% 29.7% 6.1%
4+ yr Graduation Rate 74.4% 78.4% 76.5% 68.4% 58.0% 43.8% 29.7% 6.1%
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Total 32 37 32 29 41 25

Graduate Business Programs Mission and Goals

The mission of the graduate business program is to provide students with a balance of theory and application that prepares them to become influential and ethical leaders, who communicate effectively, critically evaluate their environment, analyze appropriate data, make informed decisions, and execute plans successfully in a global business environment.

  1. Understand and apply the fundamental principles and skills of business, leadership, and organizational theory in a global environment (Knowledge/Application/ Global Awareness)
  2. Develop skills in making and implementing ethical decisions in leadership (Ethical Leadership)
  3. Understand and use effective written and oral forms of communication as well as team member dynamics (Communication Skills)
  4. Develop and apply quantitative analysis skills for decision making (Quantitative Analysis)
  5. Evaluate, synthesize, critically analyze, and communicate appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and resources  to make strategically aligned decisions in a dynamic and global environment (Critical and Strategic thinking)