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Online MBA Achieves ACBSP Accreditation

A C B S P AccreditedThe Utica College online MBA programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Pursuing accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality business education for our students, and the achievement marks an important milestone in the continued growth and success of our MBA programs.

The following online MBA programs are ACBSP-accredited:

  • ::  MBA with specializations in Finance/Accounting, Cybersecurity, Cyber Policy, Health Care Management, Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics,
  • ::  MBA – Economic Crime and Fraud Management

See the press release announcement below.

Utica College Awarded Accreditation of Business Programs

UTICA, N.Y. (June 21, 2018) – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Utica College accreditation of its business programs.

The Certificate of Accreditation was presented to Utica College at the 2018 ACBSP Conference in Kansas City earlier this month.

“The accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the undergraduate and graduate business programs offered through the Department of Business and Economics at Utica College meet the educational standards established by ACBSP,” said Candace Grant, associate dean of business programs at UC.

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, said Stephanie Nesbitt, director of the college’s MBA program.

“Utica College has shown a commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said Steve Parscale, ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer. “This accreditation is evidence that Utica College is committed to providing the highest quality business education for its students.”

UC’s department of Business and Economics offers an innovative, fully integrated suite of business and economics programs designed to prepare students for successful careers in some of the world’s most dynamic professions. All of the functional areas of business – such as marketing, management and finance – are fully assimilated to prepare students for the challenges and dynamic enterprises of the 21st century. Students who choose to major in any of these programs benefit from a range of exceptional resources, including:

  • ::  Business and economics faculty with deep knowledge and extensive professional experience in their disciplines;
  • ::  The Brvenik Center for Business Education, a state-of-the-art learning facility located in the heart of downtown Utica;
  • ::  the First Source Federal Credit Union Trading Room, smart classrooms, including a high-tech “blended” classroom for MBA students, and more;
  • ::  Opportunities to manage actual investments and real-world trading situations; and
  • ::  Small class sizes and a uniquely personal approach to teaching and learning.

ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to doctoral degree programs.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 42 undergraduate majors, 36 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs. For more information, visit

To find out more about ACBSP accreditation and Utica College’s online MBA, call 866-295-3106 or request more information.