ACBSP reaffirms accreditation for Trine’s business programs

January 23, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — The Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Trine University.

The ACBSP accredits the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Associate in Accounting and Associate in Business Administration programs offered through Trine’s Ketner School of Business and College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The business programs at Trine University were first accredited by ACBSP in 2008. The university is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“Trine University has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Steve Parscale, Ph.D., who will present the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, on June 23.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Trine University is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for its students for the next 10 years, just as it has done since 2008,” said Parscale.

“We are pleased that ACBSP has once again affirmed the quality of our business programs at Trine,” said Toby Swick, dean of the Ketner School of Business. “This reaccreditation is a testament to the work of our outstanding faculty as well as the accreditation team that provided information to ACBSP through this process.”

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, 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 for the business programs offered through the Ketner School of Business meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

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.


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 (CHEA) 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.

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