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St. Gregory’s University awarded accreditation of its business programs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

From an article posted Jan. 18 to OK Mulgee News Network: and from

(Shawnee, Okla. – January 18, 2016) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded St. Gregory’s University accreditation of its business programs.

"A degree from an accredited school is more valuable to students and employers. The ACBSP accreditation schools focus on student learning and success,” said Dr. Angela James, chair of St. Gregory’s Business Department. “Being ACBSP accredited is a signal to students and employers that the program meets standards of rigor and excellence required to compete in the global market place."

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the undergraduate and graduate business programs offered in the Department of Business at St. Gregory’s University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“St. Gregory’s University has shown their 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 Initial Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2016 in Atlanta, Ga., on June 19. “This accreditation is evidence that St. Gregory’s is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

Based on the criteria of the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of the institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, relationships with the community, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and services, and educational support to determine whether or not the institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.
For more information about St. Gregory’s business degree programs, contact Admissions at 1-844-BE EXTRA, or visit

Founded in 1875, St. Gregory’s University is Oklahoma’s oldest institution of higher learning and only Catholic university. St. Gregory’s offers a liberal arts education rooted in the Benedictine tradition of cultivating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. With campuses in Shawnee and Tulsa, St. Gregory’s features both traditional and adult degree programs, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. For more information about the University, visit

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP,, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,220 member campuses, 233 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 962 have achieved accreditation and more than 160 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 13,000.