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Accreditation & Recognition

Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme (CATS)
All our credit transfer validating universities are government accredited, recognised internationally and nationally in the Americas, Europe, Africa & Asia,


Ministry of Education Accreditation

WCU credits are validated by the universities that are approved and accredited by the Ministries of Education in their respective countries.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization



United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
WCU enjoy academic cooperation with the universities that have been recognized by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). These universities have been entered into UNESCO’s database of approved Universities.


  • Licensed & accredited by CCLP Worldwide Education Charter International
  • Consorcio Universitario Euro Americano, Spain
  • Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training, England & Wales, U.K
  • Quality Assurance Commission, United Kingdom.
  • Institutional member of the ACBSP-recognized by CHEA, US Department of Education.
  • International Accreditation Organization (IAO) Houston USA
  • International Association for Distance Learning (IADL) U.K
  • Equivalency & Validation by California University FCE

Quality Assurance Commission, United Kingdom has accredited higher educational degree programs of West Coast University Panama.The Quality Assurance Commission (QAC) was formed as an autonomous not-for-profit organization. It was established as an accreditation organization in education & training for learning programs at vocational and professional levels. The QAC is registered with government of United Kingdom as Learning Providers. The UK Register of Learning Providers is an external verification agency set up by the UK governmental funding agency, The Skills Funding Agency under the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training, England & Wales, U.K. has fully accredited West Coast University Panama. ASET (Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training) is a leading National Award Body specializing in providing, quality assuring and certificating vocational learning programs. All ASET Accredited Courses lead to a Nationally Recognized ASET Award. ASET are recognized in the UK by DfEs, LSC and the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) and thus the qualification is accredited by the QCA in England, by the CCEA (Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland and by the ACCAC (The Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority) in Wales.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): West Coast University (WCU) Panama is an Institutional Member with Candidacy Status of this accreditation council ACBSP. It 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. In accordance with the 2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures (#38, pp. 15- 16), the ACBSP is recognized for the scope of recognition: ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. ACBSP is recognized by US Education Department.

International Accreditation Organization (IAO): WEST COAST UNIVERSITY PANAMA has been fully accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO), headquarter is based in Houston, USA. The National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU) has co-branded with IAO to ensure promotion and implementation of quality education all across Argentina. CONEAU is a decentralized agency that operates under the Ministry of National Education, Argentina. IAO and Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre HEQEC signed a memorandum of co-operation to work for the promotion of quality education in Latvia. Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre, Latvia, is aimed to promote development of higher education in Republic of Latvia; and improve quality, affectivity and accessibility of higher education to all interested parties. Department of Adult & Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Bhutan (QAAD) has entered into partnership with IAO to monitor and evaluate educational schools and programs in the Bhutan region.

Consorcio Universitario EuroAmericano", Spain. The International Council of CCLP Worldwide has signed the treaty of academic, cultural and technical co-operation with one of the largest consortium of Universities in Spain and Europe having presence in Latin America "University Consortium Euroamerican" (CUE). UMM congressionally granted full authority to WCU to issue certificates, diplomas, higher diplomas, Associate Degrees, Bachelor, Master and PhD as an autonomous, internationally accredited by the International Parliament. Publicado a la(s) 10/05/2011 14:01 por C.U.E. t is a registered NGO participant of United Nations Global Compact and has Consultative Status with both United Nations Economic Council (ECOSOC) and UNESCO. CCLP Worldwide has been admitted as full member of both the Indian and Nigeria Networks of the UN Global Compact and the Conference of Non-governmental organizations. CCLP Worldwide has been admitted as Global NGO Participants of UN Global Compact from four Countries- Nigeria, India, Germany and Ghana.

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) based in Chicago USA has recently accredited West Coast University (WCU) Panama and granted international member Status. CAEL sets the standard for quality in Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and best practices for adult learning programs. CAEL focuses on expanding lifelong learning opportunities for adults by advancing experiential learning and its assessment through joint ventures with higher education, industry, and labor unions.

California University Foreign Credential Evaluator (CUFCE) certifies the credits earned at WCU to be equivalent to any other nationally and regionally accredited colleges and universities of United States of America. CUFCE is recognized by US Department of Education with EROD Unique ID 7499 and has got grant of status of accredited institution by American Association of Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)

West Coast University - Panama is recognized and accredited by Oxford Association of Managers. The Oxford Association of Managers and The Cambridge Association of Managers are recognized as a professional body by the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Department Of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The department is responsible for UK Government policies on business regulation, operation & licensing, further education, higher education, innovation, science & research, skills, trade and training. The Oxford Association of Managers and The Cambridge Association of Managers are listed in the 38th, 37th and 36th Edition of the British Qualifications - QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Cambridge Association of Managers has recognized West Coast University Panama. The Cambridge Association of Managers are recognized as a professional body by the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Department Of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The department is responsible for UK Government policies on business regulation, operation & licensing, further education, higher education, innovation, science & research, skills, trade and training. The Oxford Association of Managers and The Cambridge Association of Managers are listed in the 38th, 37th and 36th Edition of the British Qualifications - QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership – Delawar,USA has recognized West Coast University Panama . Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership is an American professional body that seeks to develop managerial skills in employers and employees alike as we commit ourselves to helping managers achieve qualifications that would meet managerial standard all over the world , Institute has certified that west Coast University Panama degrees in any Specialization of Management and Leadership is hereby recognized for Direct admission into the Graduate, Associate, Full & Fellow Membership of the Institute and also be Eligible for the Certification award of the Institute. Below are the requirements; Graduate Member (Grad. CIML): B.Sc./BBA with less than 3 years Managerial Experience Associate Membership (ACIML): B.Sc./BBA with minimum of 3 years managerial experience.FullMembership (MCIML): B.Sc./BBA, MBA, M.Sc. with minimum of 6 years managerial experience. Fellow Membership (FCIML): MBA, MSc, DBA, PHD with minimum of 10 years managerial experience. WCU MBA, DBA & PHD graduates can also be eligible for the certification Award on submission of a thesis of 10,000 words on a topic of interest

The Institute of Management Specialists (IMS), founded in 1971, is a United Kingdom based professional qualification awarding body. The IMS is listed in British Qualifications– the British Council’s reference book, published by Kogan Page Ltd.

Chartered Management Association of Hong Kong. The Chartered Management Association is a non-profit making professional association. In its continuing effort to provide opportunities for its students/members to upgrade and improve business skills, The Chartered Management Association grants Professional qualifications to practitioners in the Business and Professional Sectors. Successful completion of the Certificate/Diploma Programs endorsed by the Association, meets the academic requirements for Professional Membership. In addition to the fulfillment of the academic requirements

Chartered Institute of Project Management is dedicated to promote and advance the science and practice of project management in West Africa and fosters professionalism in the management of projects around the world.Chartered Institute of Project Management is working to help in obtaining and exchanging academic, industrial research and technical knowledge in the field of project management by introducing speedy communication systems and discussions. Thereon, by establishing and maintaining technical and management libraries.

Institute of Professional Managers & Administrators of Nigeria.The Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMA) is registered in line with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) 1990, as a Limited by Guarantee Corporate body for the purpose of promoting Management/Administrative standards and values in Nigeria. The Institute is also approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Justice

Institute of Transport & Management Technology Lagos, Nigeria is an affiliate of West Coast University Panama Formerly Institute of Air Travel & Management Studies Nigeria. Approved by the Ministry of Education Nigeria. Approval No. LED/CEB/VOL 1.4/S396/VOL 1 OF 1988 .Also recognized by the Federal Ministry of transport & Aviation Government of Nigeria. Ref.No:CA08/008/1/18 of August 1986

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