ACBSP Accreditation & Institutional Learning Outcomes

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
The Fermanian School of Business enjoys accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the BA in Business Administration and Accounting programs and the MBA program.  It should be noted, however, that the BA in International Development Studies and the BA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, while offered by the Fermanian School of Business, are not accredited programs with ACBSP.


PLNU Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILO)
•  Learning, informed by our faith in Christ: Members of the PLNU community will display openness to new knowledge and perspectives, think critically, analytically, and creatively, and communicate effectively
•  Growing, in a Christ-centered faith community: Members of the PLNU community will demonstrate God-inspired development and understanding of others, living gracefully within complex environmental and social contexts
•  Serving, in a context of Christian faith: Members of the PLNU community will engage in actions that reflect Christian discipleship in a context of communal service and collective responsibility, serving both locally and globally
Fermanian School of Business

Master of Business Administration
1.  To provide an environment that stimulates learning, scholarship, and critical thinking;
2.  To provide knowledge of technical and analytical skills upon which graduates can build a lifetime of learning;
3.  To emphasize values-driven management and leadership in domestic and international environments;
4.  To provide multiple opportunities for those in the FSB MBA program to experience business challenges from first-hand knowledge and observation, to meet and network with Christian business leaders of the highest integrity and experience;
5.  To provide an environment that assists and guides the MBA students in spiritual development, encourages them to internalize strong Christian values, and demonstrates how those values apply to ethical issues in each topic of study;
6.  To write, speak, compute and graph information to convey meaning effectively to varied audiences and listen accurately to ensure comprehension.