COBA Program Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


*Accreditation changed to Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2023. See AACSB

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education — supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.


  • ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

  • ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.

  • ACBSP offers an accreditation process uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes. And because the council believes ACBSP success is driven by the success of its members, ACBSP officers and members align those programs and the accreditation process to meet the individual needs of each member.

  • ACBSP Accredited Programs
    • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) in Business
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
      • Accounting
      • Computer Information Systems
      • Finance
      • Human Resource Management
      • Management
      • Marketing
    • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • ACBSP QAR 2015
  • ACBSP QAR 2017
  • ACBSP QAR 2020
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