ACCREDITATION AND ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

Universidad Central de Nicaragua

Students admitted to a PhD program will receive their degree from the Universidad Central de Nicaragua.

UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the CNU Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.

ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)

All graduate and doctorate programs of SMC University adhere to the quality standards of the US ACBSP accrediting body (http://www.acbsp.org) by which they had been recognized and approved until 31.3.2018. As of April 2018, SMC University has decided to not renew its programmatic ACBSP accreditation due to lack of alignment of recognition within the Swiss education system being effected in the coming years.

ACBSP confirms that any students enrolled on or before March 31, 2018 will receive an ACBSP-accredited degree upon graduation, since the program had been approved and accredited upon the time of their initial enrollment.

Compliance with the Bologna Declaration

Recognizing the importance of the European and International dimensions in education, SMC underwent the process of adapting to the criteria of the Bologna Declaration, which regulates the standards and transferability of credits and degrees in Europe. SMC fully complies with the criteria set forth in this international convention.

ACBSP accredited degrees are recognized within learning institutions, colleges, and universities on an international scale. An accredited degree is however not a guarantee for enrollment and acceptance at other universities or businesses. Students are also advised to check with their local authorities on the recognition of the program and degree.