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‘Teaching Excellence’: Accreditation of University of Mobile Business Programs Reaffirmed by ACBSP

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of School of Business programs at the University of Mobile.

“We are very pleased that ACBSP has reaffirmed accreditation for another 10 years for our Bachelor of Science in business administration with concentrations in management, marketing, and finance; Bachelor of Science in accounting; Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, and our Master of Business Administration. The new accreditation of our Bachelor of Business Administration for adult learners is particularly noteworthy,” said Dr. Jane Finley, dean of the UMobile School of Business.

Finley said the reaffirmation “confirms our focus on quality teaching and learning with a systems perspective for continuous improvement. ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Award Program. This gives students assurance that our business degrees will give them the skills they need and employers want.  What’s more, our faculty members do this within the student-focused, nurturing culture of our university.”

University of Mobile was first accredited by ACBSP in 2002. The university is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“University of Mobile has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the ACBSP Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 29.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that University of Mobile is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2002,” said Parscale.

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 School of Business at the University of Mobile meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.


The University of Mobile was recognized during the 2014 annual conference of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). From left are Ron DeYoung, ACSP executive liaison to the baccalaureate/graduate degree Board of Commissioners; Dr. Jane Finley, dean of the University of Mobile School of Business; Karen Shumway, chair of the ACBSP baccalaureate/graduate degree Board of Commissioners; and Steve Parscale, ACBSP director of accreditation/CAO.

About University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. More than 1,600 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About ACBSP

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, 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. 

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