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Angelo State Business Programs Earn ACBSP Re-Accreditation

February 10, 2020

Angelo State University’s business degree programs offered through the Norris-Vincent College of Business have been reaffirmed for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Board of Commissioners.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes for the programs offered through ASU’s Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance and Department of Management and Marketing meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Universities are required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain their accreditation. ASU will receive its Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2020 in Chicago on June 28.

Dr. Clifton Jones Dr. Clifton Jones“We are honored that the ACBSP Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed the accreditation of our business programs at ASU,” said Dr. Clifton T. Jones, dean of the Norris-Vincent College of Business. “This is a reflection of the consistent efforts of our excellent faculty and professional staff to provide a high-quality business education to all of our students.”

Dr. Steve Parscale, ACBSP chief accreditation officer, said, “Angelo State University has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process. This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Angelo State is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done for nearly three decades.”

ASU was one of the first universities to achieve ACBSP accreditation in 1992. The accredited ASU programs are:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in accounting
  • B.B.A. in economics
  • B.B.A. in finance
  • B.B.A. in management
  • B.B.A. in marketing
  • B.B.A. in international business
  • B.B.A. in management information systems
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in management
  • M.B.A. with specialization in healthcare management
  • Master of Public Accounting (M.P.Ac.)

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 or not the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

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