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The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn.

ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. 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 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.


Discover the value of ACBSP accreditation and more in this 16-page booklet! ACBSP actively recruits members from throughout the world in order to build a global education network. For the past 25 years, we've committed ourselves to promoting quality business education and recognizing excellence in the classroom. ACBSP is the only organization that accredits business degree programs at all degree types: Associate, Baccalaureate, Master, and Doctorate. ACBSP has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) since 2001. For more information on ACBSP's accreditation process, history, or to find out ways to get involved, please view a PDF of the "Discover ACBSP" document. Please click on the image below to view a full screen version of the Discover ACBSP book.

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