University of Mount Union Awarded Accreditation of Business Programs

June 05, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas— The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded the University of Mount Union accreditation of its business programs.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered through the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration (EABA) at Mount Union meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

The Department of EABA at Mount Union houses undergraduate programs in accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, management and marketing.  A new major in risk management and insurance will be launched in fall 2018.

Joel Evans

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.

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. 

“University of Mount Union has shown a 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, who will present the Certificate of Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri on June 10. “This accreditation is evidence that Mount Union is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.” 

“I look forward to representing the University of Mount Union in Kansas City to accept the Certificate of Accreditation,” said Dr. Jeff Breese, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university at Mount Union. “This accreditation, coupled with the arrival of Dr. Anne Christo-Baker from the Purdue University system as the new chair of EABA, signals an important milestone phase in the further development and quality of the academic programs in this unit. The ABCSP accreditation also represents a commitment from the university to make an already solid set of programs even stronger and more dynamic.”

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