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APUS' Business, Emergency and Disaster Management Programs Garner Recognition for Academic Quality

Also Joins Council of Graduate Schools in Support of Growing Master’s - level Curriculum

Charles Town, WV, January 10, 2012American Public University System (APUS) today announced several industry recognitions for the quality of its academic curriculum and faculty of its business and emergency and disaster management programs.  

APUS’s School of Business was inducted as the Mu Zeta Chapter into the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society, which recognizes superior scholastic achievements for graduate and undergraduate students studying business administration.  The news follows the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs’ May 2011 certification of both the undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by American Public University and American Military University.

APUS has also received the 2011 Academic Recognition Award from the International Association of Emergency Managers-USA Council (IAEM) for its emergency and disaster management program (EDM).  The award recognizes a U.S. academic leader or institution that has made a significant contribution to the formal education of students pursuing a career in emergency management.  APUS was recognized in 2009 with the IAEM-Global Award for Academic Recognition.

“These important recognitions collectively represent yet another validation of our ongoing focus on academic quality and enhancing learning outcomes for our students,” said Dr. Karan Powell, executive vice president and provost.  “Our business faculty share their real-world expertise in areas like entrepreneurship and international business, while many of our EDM  courses are instructed by IAEM-certified emergency managers skilled in counterterrorism, forensics, disaster-planning and first-responder services at both the local and national level.”

In related news, APUS has joined the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The CGS mission is to advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery and to promote an environment that cultivates rigorous scholarship. Its members focus on graduate education, research, and scholarship culminating in the award of the master's or doctoral degree, and include over 500 universities in the US and Canada, and 16 universities outside North America. Collectively, CGS institutions annually award more than 95 percent of all U.S. doctorates and over 78 percent of all U.S. master's degrees.

“APUS continues to expand the depth and breadth of its graduate programs,” added Powell.   “Our membership in the Council reflects our shared commitment to providing a relevant and rigorous graduate curriculum and a learning environment that both demands, and delivers, the best from our students.”