UW-Stout News Story

Business programs receive accreditation

May 17, 2012

The business programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stout have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The programs covered by this accreditation are the Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration, management, retail merchandising and management, and supply chain management, and the Master of Science degree in operations and supply management.

“For the students in these programs, this accreditation guarantees that the faculty, programs and courses are relevant and current, to best serve them,” said Abel Adekola, dean of the College of Management. “These students also can refer with pride to the accreditation status on their resumes and employment interviews.”

“This is a fantastic accomplishment for our business programs and is the result of a lot of hard work by our faculty, staff and college administrators,” said Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen. “These are important programs for UW-Stout, and the accreditation is an important milestone for the College of Management.”

UW-Stout was one of 29 colleges and universities in four countries this spring that received either initial accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. The accreditation is valid for 10 years.  

"These campuses have shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said Steve Parscale, ACBSP director of accreditation. “The initial accreditation and reaffirmation of accreditation granted to these institutions shows their commitment to provide the highest quality business education for their students."

ACBSP accredits business, accounting and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master and doctorate degree levels worldwide. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP currently has 1,051 member campuses, 154 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 541 have achieved accreditation and more than 488 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,700.

More information about ACBSP is available at http://www.acbsp.org.

More information about the College of Management is available at http://www.uwstout.edu/admin/colleges/com.

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