Overland Park, KS, USA and Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College was recently notified by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners that its business and accounting programs have earned accreditation by the organization. Mount Aloysius College, located in Cresson, Pa. is located with Region 2, Eastern Council of ACBSP which encompasses Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Ms. Kimberly Asonevich, assistant professor of business administration and chairperson of the Business and Information Technology Departments, expressed pride in the overall Mount Aloysius business programs and the contributions from many faculty in the department. “Achieving the ACBSP Accreditation reflects commitment and quality of our faculty and the support of Mount Aloysius Administration for our students and to our community partners who offer quality internships to our students,” she said. “Last semester we were notified that the Mount Aloysius Business Department was named specifically as a College of Distinction for Business. We are proud of the ACBSP accreditation. It reflects the depth of the program and our efforts to continued excellence into the future.”
“Mount Aloysius College has shown their 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 Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, Mo., on June 10. “This accreditation is evidence that Mount Aloysius College is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”
Mount Aloysius College was named by the White House as an “engine of opportunity” for low-income students in September 2015 “by contributing to mobility into the middle-class through offering an affordable education.” The College was named by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional College and ranked as a College of Distinction with Student Horizons for four consecutive years. Mount Aloysius has earned College of Distinction status in Nursing, Business and Education. It has also earned recognition as a Catholic College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction. Also designated a Military Friendly School, the College is one of only 245 in the country designated as STEMS JobsSM approved.
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 and accounting programs offered at Mount Aloysius College 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.