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Argosy University Awarded Accreditation of its Business Programs

ORANGE, CALIF., (June XX, 2015) — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Argosy University initial accreditation of the Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA),  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHRM), Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA),across 19 campuses and its online division.

Established in 1988, 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 business programs and degrees offered by the department of business in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Business and Management at Argosy University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the criteria of the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of the institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, relationships with the community, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and services, and educational support to determine whether or not the institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.

“Argosy 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 Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the certificate of initial accreditation at the ACBSP conference 2015 in Philadelphia on June 14. “This accreditation is evidence that Argosy University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

“The grant of programmatic accreditation from ACBSP is affirmation that the accredited business programs at Argosy University meet the standards established by this leading professional organization, and that our faculty, curriculum and support systems offer our students an uncompromising education,” said Stuart Sigman, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Business & Management at Argosy University.


ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP,, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,233 member campuses, 195 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 923 have achieved accreditation and more than 210 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 11,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs

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Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 ©2015 Argosy University. Our email address is

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