Mount Union Business Programs in Candidacy for Accreditation with ACBSP

March 30, 2017

ACSBP LogoOVERLAND PARK, Kansas – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced that the University of Mount Union has been named a candidate for ACBSP accreditation of its business programs. 

As a candidate for ACBSP accreditation, the University will be assigned a mentor for guidance through the accreditation process and will be required to prepare a self-study of current programs. Peer evaluators will then follow-up with a site visit. The ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commission will grant final approval of accreditation.

The Department of Economics, Accounting, and Business Administration (EABA) houses majors in: Accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, management and marketing.

“We are delighted to have the University of Mount Union as a candidate for ACBSP accreditation,” said Dr. Steve Parscale, Chief Accreditation Officer for ACBSP. “The fact that Mount Union is pursuing ACBSP accreditation shows their commitment to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

“The Department of EABA is delighted to have been granted candidate status for accreditation by the ACBSP,” said Mark McConnell, associate professor and chair of the Department of EABA at Mount Union. “We are proud of our business programs and we have educated many students who have gone on to successful professional careers after graduation. We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate the quality of our programs in business and earning accreditation by ACBSP, which is an internationally recognized mark of academic quality. 

The Department of EABA follows the University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which received candidacy for accreditation from its accrediting body in August of 2016.

ACBSP,, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. 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 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 57 countries.

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