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Motlow’s business program accreditation reaffirmed

Motlow State’s business programs were recently reaffirmed accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Pictured is Dr. Jeff Horner, executive vice president for academic affairs and student success, during a presentation to Motlow faculty. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS — Motlow isn’t just interested in offering business programs to check off some box in a course catalog. In 1991, the local community college sought and received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) … making them one of the first to achieve the honor. The ACBSP recently reaffirmed that accreditation … verifying that the programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

“Motlow submits its academic programs through the review process for the purpose of reaffirmation as a mechanism to make certain our programs meet current industry needs,” said Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president. “We want to ensure students that the programs we offer and develop meet the agile nature of industry to be warranted as market-relevant.Our students deserve programs that emphasize application beyond and alongside theory so they can compete for the best jobs.”

So who is the ACBSP? It’s a leading specialized accreditation for business education. It currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 63 countries.

“It’s important for families to understand that ACBSP accreditation is at the program level,” said Dr. Jeff Horner, Motlow executive vice president for academic affairs and student success. “Motlow is regionally accredited institution-wide by SACSCOC. Regional accreditation is a must for any college. What we’re talking about here is program-level accreditation. Program accreditation is an optional, deeper level of quality commitment that we electively pursue to ensure the highest level of instruction for our students. We do this because we are vigilant in ensuring the quality and value of our curriculum.” •

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