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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Identification number in the register: 32992107701-61
Registration date: 24/01/2012 18:01:21

The information on this entity was last modified on: 26/01/2015 11:35:08
The date of the last annual update was: 26/01/2015 11:35:08

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs


not-for-profit organization incorporated in Kansas and recognized by IRS as a 501(c)3 organization

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

119th Street, 11520 West
Overland Park KS 66213

(+1) 913 3399356

(+1) 913 3396226

The following is the contact details for our office in Brussels:

Douglas Viehland
Executive Director/CEO and Director of European Operations
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Rue Abbé Cuypers, 3
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 741 24 26
Fax: +32 2 741 24 12

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Douglas Viehland

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Douglas Viehland

Executive Director/Director of European Operations

    Goals / remit

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 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 acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local


With the opening of our office in November 2011 there have been minimal activities to report. We conducted our first International Conference in November 2013.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


The above number includes Douglas Viehland. It previously included Panos Kostakos. He departed the position of Director of European Operations on December 31, 2013. His employment was not with ACBSP but with Trust Worldwide Supply. Our efforts may on occasion include volunteer leaders that are not included in the above number as this number cannot be determined.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Education

    Membership and affiliation

ACBSP maintains relationships with a number of organizations such as the European Council for Business Education, Russian Association for Business Education, International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education and are associated with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. We continue to use this office to seek further relationships.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 50,000  €

0 €

0 €

In the interest of transparency, I am not certain I answered question 3 correctly. We did not receive any grants or procurement of services from EU institutions during the reported year. We continue to receive membership dues, accreditation fees, and charitable donations from our colleges and universities that are members. We are not certain this is requested data and do not want to submit misleading data. We expended funds to a foreign corporation to provide services of a Director of European Operations. This ended on December 2013. Other expenditures was travel to meetings and conferences by the representative of the company. If we receive a clarification of what is requested here or a request to provide more detailed information and in what format we would be pleased to compile and send to the requesting party.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.