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Unlock your professional potential and give yourself an edge in today’s changing business and technology marketplace.

Unlock Your Future in Walden’s College of Management and Human Potential

Are you looking for academic preparation to pursue a career as a business leader, healthcare manager, or scholar? Earn your degree from Walden’s award-winning college to gain the next-level skills and credentials you need to make a greater impact in your organization.

Our college received the Silver Achievement Award in 2020 from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), as well as the 2019 Performance Excellence Award from the Performance Excellence Network (PEN). These awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated outstanding performance quality.

Why Walden?

High-Quality Curriculum

Feel confident in choosing a school that has received national industry recognition for quality and performance excellence.

Distinguished Faculty

Our business management programs are taught by dedicated practitioner faculty who are experts in their fields.

Interactive Content

Benefit from an engaging, immersive online student experience that prepares you for real workplace challenges.

Personalized Student Support

From Student Success Advising to research coaches, our suite of support services is designed to keep you on track.

Accredited Business Degree Programs

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide. The following Walden programs are accredited by ACBSP, a specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide:

Walden’s MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by ACBSP and have earned the organization's separate accounting accreditation but are not currently accepting new students.

For Student Achievement data, please see the CMT DATA page.

Walden’s BS in Information Technology (BSIT) program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), Walden is a designated National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence hosting a Center for Cybersecurity Education. This designation is based on the BSIT program which is not currently accepting new students.


Kelley Costner
Kelley Costner
Interim Vice Provost

Dr. Kelley L. Costner currently serves as interim vice provost of the Division of Social Supports for Healthy Communities. Since 2004, Dr. Costner has served in numerous academic positions at Walden University, including dean for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences, dean of the School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, associate dean for the college’s Administration and Postsecondary Education Division, and director of research studies for the EdD programs.

Dr. Costner research interests include culturally responsive pedagogy, African American learners, faculty development, and teacher attitudes and beliefs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University, an MEd in School Improvement Leadership from Goucher College, and a doctorate in higher education specializing in community college leadership from Morgan State University.

Karlyn Barilovits
Karlyn Barilovits

Dr. Barilovits joined Walden in 2010 and has played an instrumental role in building several of Walden’s technology degree programs. In addition to 25 years in leadership and teaching in higher education, she has experience as a programmer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mission and Vision


The College of Management and Human Potential provides high-quality degree and non-degree education in management, technology, and organizational performance that offers diverse adult learners the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge and skills for the betterment of individuals, organizations, and a healthy society.


The College of Management and Human Potential endeavors to be a diverse and inclusive community where professionals can develop knowledge and skills of inquiry, discovery, and application to foster positive social change and promote healthy individuals and communities.