Strayer University Business, Management and Accounting Programs Receive ACBSP Accreditation

May 16, 2013

Specialized Accreditation Demonstrates Degree Programs' Adherence to Rigorous Academic Standards

Herndon, VA – May 15, 2013 – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Strayer University initial accreditation of its business programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the School of Business at Strayer University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. The programs accredited include undergraduate, graduate and degree completion business programs.

"Strayer University has shown a commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process," said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale. "This accreditation is evidence that Strayer University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students." 

ACBSP is a specialized accreditation association for business education that supports and rewards teaching excellence. Accreditation by ACBSP is based on an independent evaluation of an institution’s business school or program by a group of professionals, including business faculty and academic administrators.

"We are pleased to receive this validation of the quality of our Business School offerings from ACBSP," said Michael Plater, Ph.D., president of Strayer University. "In our School of Business – as in all our Schools – we focus on developing curricula and instructional methodologies that keep pace with today’s real-world business demands. ACBSP’s specialized accreditation is one more assurance to our students that our programs will provide them with a rigorous and relevant business education. We will continue pursuing the high levels of excellence that ACBSP requires of us and that our institution holds itself to daily."

The following business programs at Strayer University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

  • Associate in Arts in Accounting
  • Associate in Arts in Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Associate in Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate in Arts in Economics
  • Associate in Arts in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Accounting

"In addition to our focus on academic programming, Strayer University is committed to building a cadre of expert faculty who are proven practitioners in their field and who can inspire and motivate students to achieve their career goals," said Randi Reich Cosentino, Ed.D., Strayer University provost and chief academic officer. "The accreditation of our business degree programs by ACBSP reinforces the value we place on attracting thought leaders from diverse business sectors who have first-hand knowledge of the skillsets desired by employers, and who understand the importance of increasing college-to-career readiness for our nontraditional students."

Celebrating 120 years since its founding in Baltimore in 1892, Strayer University offers relevant and rigorous academic programs to working adults, first-generation college students and others who often do not have access to higher education, preparing them for success in today’s competitive job market. Strayer University graduates earn degrees in programs ranging from business administration and accounting to education and information systems.

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only business accrediting organization for all associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

Strayer University will receive a Certificate of Initial Accreditation at the ACBSP Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 23.

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About Strayer University
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, economics, information systems, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration, management and criminal justice to working adult students at 100 campuses in 24 states and Washington, D.C., as well as worldwide via the Internet. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).

ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,171 member campuses, 183 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 603 have achieved accreditation and more than 200 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,900.

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