accrediting body for business schools to publish a peer-reviewed scholarly journal
specialized accreditor for business programs at associate degree schools
What We Do
Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.
ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.
ACBSP has a global network divided geographically into 11 regions. Staff from the world headquarters of ACBSP, along with leadership from the regions, arrange and present workshops and seminars on issues relevant to the field of business education at a series of regional meetings. These meetings are open to all members.
The Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Boards of Commissioners responsible for making accreditation decisions, reflect ACBSP’s global membership and include representatives form among the 11 regions.
ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.
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.
Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.
At the heart of ACBSP is the vision to accredit every quality business program worldwide. That vision attracts and unites an extraordinary group of people dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world and ultimately improving the practice of business in every industry and country around the world.
ACBSP offers programs, services, and an accreditation process uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes. And because they believe their success is driven by the success of their members, they align those programs and the accreditation process to meet the individual needs of each member.
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We would love to have you join the group of educators who are igniting a standard of excellence around the world. Our staff is standing by to answer your questions, so take the first step and apply for membership today!