ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland Addresses 2014 Graduates of CMH Paris

Viehland emphasized the value of graduating with a degree from an accredited program to the graduates of Centre Europeen de Management Hotelier International (CMH) That school has been members of ACBSP for more than 20 years and achieved ACBSP accreditation in 2004.

The graduation ceremony for CMH Paris was held in Paris, France, on April 25. ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland was the featured speaker at the gala event.

In his address, Viehland explained: “Accreditation sets this school and other schools apart. You are part of a unique group that operates in a global business world. The fact that you are graduating with a degree from an accredited school adds value to your degree.”

“ACBSP is a global standard. Not only have these two schools worked diligently to maintain the responsibilities they have to the government of France in terms of the degrees they offer, they have gone one step further by pursuing ACBSP accreditation. They have become part of a global network of 900 schools around the world that have this accredited status,” said Viehland.

“This accreditation means that you have a degree from a business school that is not only committed to you as students but to the quality of education they’ve provided to you,” he said.

ACBSP accredits all business programs at all degree levels, from associate degrees in accounting and other business disciplines to doctorate degrees in management.


logo ACBSPACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP,, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,233 member campuses, 195 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 923 have achieved accreditation and more than 210 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 11,000.