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New accreditation earned

MSMU receives accreditation for its top-notch undergrad, graduate business programs.

June 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (June 25, 2018) — Mount Saint Mary’s University recently received accreditation for its business programs from The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs' (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners.

“This accreditation reflects the breadth and depth of our undergraduate and graduate business programs. We have excellent faculty and staff who are dedicated to upholding a top-quality, leading edge, rigorous academic standard,” says Lester C. Reams, PhD, assistant professor and ACBSP champion. 

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 degree business programs offered through the Business Department of Mount Saint Mary’s University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“Mount Saint Mary’s University 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 Steve Parscale, who presented the Certificate of Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, Mo., on June 10. “This accreditation is evidence that Mount Saint Mary’s is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

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 offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement. 

About Mount Saint Mary’s University
Mount Saint Mary’s is the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary’s provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.

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. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation 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 nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs /