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Accreditations

Lasell University is Accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (Undergraduate program)
The New England Commission of Higher Education
The Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary Education
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
National Retail Federation

 

ACBSPAccreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn.

ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.

Programs that are ACBSP accredited are:

Undergraduate Program
- B.S. in Accounting
- B.S. in Entrepreneurship
- B.S. in Finance
- B.S. in International Business
- B.S. in Management
- B.S. in Marketing
Graduate Program
- M.B.A.
- M.S.M: Hospitality and Event Management
- M.S.M: Human Resources Management
- M.S.M: Management
- M.S.M: Marketing
- M.S.M: Project Management

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COSMACommission on Sport Management Accreditation
The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels through specialized accreditation.

Institutions, students, employers, and the general public all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through COSMA's accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by COSMA's developmental approach to promoting excellence in sport management education.

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NECHEThe New England Commission of Higher Education
The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment on institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.

An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquires regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Commission:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Commission of Higher Education
208 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 271-0022

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CAATEThe Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
The purpose of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is to develop, maintain, and promote appropriate minimum standards of quality of entry level Athletic Training education programs. CAATE is sponsored by The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

The Standards for the Accreditation of Entry Level Educational Programs for the Athletic Trainer (Standards) are used to prepare entry-level athletic trainers. It is each institution’s responsibility to demonstrate compliance with these Standards in order to obtain and maintain recognition as a CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP).

Lasell University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 1, 2019, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101

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Mass Dept. of Elementary & Secondary EducationThe Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Accreditation is a process to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.

The Board of Higher Education in Massachusetts does not accredit programs or institutions. Accreditation of institutions is done by the New England Commission on Higher Education. In addition, there are specialized accrediting bodies for certain programs of study to ensure that programs meet necessary quality standards.

Program approval is the process through which a program or sponsoring organization may receive state approval. The Commissioner of Education has the statutory authority to approve programs that prepare candidates for educator licensure in Massachusetts. Such programs may be offered by public and private higher education institutions, whether or not they also lead to degrees, and other sponsoring organizations.

The fundamental purpose of state approval of educator preparation programs is to assure the public that teachers and other educators who complete these programs in Massachusetts are prepared to educate our PreK-12 students according to the learning standards in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

MDHEMassachusetts Department of Higher Education.
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) is the staff to the 13-member Board of Higher Education (BHE), responsible for executing the Board's policies and day-to-day operations.

The Board of Higher Education is the statutorily created agency in Massachusetts responsible for defining the mission of and coordinating the Commonwealth’s system of public higher education and its institutions. The Board of Higher Education works to create and maintain a system of public higher education which provides Massachusetts citizens with the opportunity to participate in academic and educational programs for their personal betterment and growth, to contribute to the area’s existing base of research and knowledge, and to contribute to the Commonwealth’s future economic growth and development.

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is a programmatic postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and carries out its accrediting activities in cooperation with 19 review committees (Committees on Accreditation). CAAHEP currently accredits over 2100 entry level education programs in 23 health science professions.

American Hotel & Lodging Educational InstituteAmerican Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
The global hospitality industry turns to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) for the best in training and education for all segments of hospitality. For more than 65 years, AHLEI has worked to provide hospitality organizations and schools with quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals, first as the educational arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and since February 2017 as part of the National Restaurant Association’s Training & Certification Division. AHLEI serves the world from its headquarters in Orlando, Florida, with additional offices in Lansing, Michigan; India; and China.​

Colleges and universities use AHLEI’s hospitality textbooks and courses to educate future hospitality leaders. Post-secondary hospitality programs can use individual Educational Institute textbooks, or adopt one or more of AHLEI’s turnkey curriculum packages. Students have the opportunity to earn AHLEI’s academic course certificates in addition to the credentials offered by their academic institutions.

National Retail FederationNational Retail Federation
The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association. Every day, it stands up for, celebrates, educates and inspires the people who power the retail industry. As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retail contributes $3.9 trillion to the annual GDP. It is retail’s greatest advocate, uniting an industry of leaders and boundary breakers around complex issues and bold opportunities.

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