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The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Mississippi University for Women.

“Our faculty and staff are committed to providing high quality education to our students. ACBSP accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation attainable for a teaching institution,” said Dr. Marty Brock, dean of College of Business and Professional Studies and professor of management information systems.

With more than 30 years of promoting excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degrees and programs offered through The W meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and educational support to determine whether the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

“Mississippi University for Women has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2011.”

The business programs at The W were first accredited by ACBSP in 2011. The university is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

The W, through its Department of Business, is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following business degrees: bachelor of business administration with concentrations in accounting, general business, management, management information systems, health care management, human resources management and marketing.

The department also offers undergraduate degrees: bachelor of business administration with concentrations in nonprofit management and sports management, bachelor of applied science in business administration with concentrations in culinary management, general business, health care management, human resources management, legal administration, management, management information systems, marketing, nonprofit management and sports management.

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s global mission is to pursue a better tomorrow by advancing and recognizing excellence in business education through continuous improvement. ACBSP’s global vision is to see every business program of quality accredited and pursuing continuous improvement. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001, 2011, and again in 2021, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels and the first to offer certificate accreditation. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.

May 16, 2022


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