The issue at hand is the legal validity of the source of degree granting authority, not the degree utility. Case Study: Concordia College and University U.S. Nationally Accredited Prior Learning & Life Experience Degrees Concordia College & University is a private, non-traditional, non-sectarian, educational organization in Good Standing with our authorities. Concordia College & University's degree granting authority is additionally governed by our international IBC license based on U.S. common law. -----. Is the above actually true? If it is true, then I can understand how the scam is perpetrated. If it is not true, then how does this entity stay in business if it is illegal? I would love to get your thoughts and insights.