Following a rigorous self-evaluation process and independent peer review, Chaminade University’s Accounting program gained accreditation from a professional agency promoting excellence in business education worldwide.

In validating the program, the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) recognized Chaminade’s commitment to academic quality, integrity, responsibility and ethical behavior in its accounting programs and operations.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, IACBE has accredited more than 1,300 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America

Instrumental in earning the council’s stamp of approval was Richard Kido, an Associate Professor of Accounting with the School of Business and Communication. Kido joined professors from numerous other universities in creating standards and criteria for accounting accreditation over a two-year period ending in 2016.

Kido later wrote a self-assessment report of Chaminade’s accounting program then helped facilitate a site visit by IACBE representatives so they could interview administrators, faculty, students and alumni. Employers were also interviewed to determine if Chaminade graduates were adequately prepared for their accounting jobs.

Based on feedback from students and alumni who praised Kido’s instruction methods and dedication to service learning, IACBE presented him with the 2017 “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April at the organization’s annual conference and assembly meeting in San Francisco.


Chaminade’s School of Business and Communication offers a Master of Business Administration degree along with undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, International Trade and Computer Information Systems. Undergraduate degree programs in Business Administration and Management are also available through PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) online and evening courses.