The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) offers separate accreditation of accounting programs for business schools undertaking accreditation of their business programs with ACBSP.
Steve Parscale, ACBSP Director of Accreditation/CAO, will lead this pre-seminar workshop at the 2015 Annual Seminar of the Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG) of the American Accounting Association. The workshop is offered without fee as a bonus session for those attending the APLG/FSA Annual Seminar to learn more about what ACBSP offers through an in-depth look at the processes and cost and gain an understanding of the value of separate accreditation of accounting programs.
A separate registration from your Annual Seminar registration is required. Click the "Register" link above to secure a seat.
Date & Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursday, February 5, 2015
Location: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel - Carmichael/McTyeire Room, Mezzanine Level
Agenda: Will be available prior to the workshop.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) presented alternatives for curriculum provisions, including ethics to a select joint panel of identified members of various stakeholder organizations, including NASBA, state boards of accountancy, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), state CPA societies, American Accounting Association, accrediting organizations, ethics experts and government regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. As a result of their work, state boards of accountancy are being encouraged to adopt rules that allow students graduating from programs that have attained separate accreditation in accounting to receive less scrutiny of transcripts and to be determined to have met the recommended requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.
Why Pursue Separate Accounting Accreditation?
Nearly all of the benefits that exist for business accreditation apply to accreditation of the accounting program. It may be possible to secure funds needed to achieve this accounting accreditation through the financial support of an alumni graduate of the accounting program. If institutions should seek this funding, ACBSP can be helpful in outlining the costs and benefits for this case statement.