Monroe College School of Business & Accounting MBA and Undergraduate Degree Programs Receive Initial Accreditation From ACBSP

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ACBSP grants accreditation for MBA, associate and bachelor degree programs at Monroe's School of Business & Accounting.

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that its School of Business & Accounting has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its MBA, associate and bachelor degree programs. The school was honored at the ACBSP’s annual accreditation conference in Chicago this past weekend, on June 28-29.

Monroe offers associate’s degree programs in accounting and business administration, and bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, general business and business management. Monroe also offers an MBA program through its King Graduate School, which includes concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, healthcare management and information technology.

Programs remain accredited for ten years after the ACBSP grants initial accreditation. To receive accreditation, schools must first apply for ACBSP membership and have regional accreditation. Schools are also required to complete a self-study, demonstrating their commitment to improvement, innovation and scholarship, which is followed by a site visit and period of evaluation. Monroe became a member of the ACBSP in 2010, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The school is also authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to grant certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

“Receiving accreditation from the ACBSP further demonstrates our success and expertise in providing students with a quality, practical education that prepares them for a fulfilling and long-term career,” said Linda Silva Thompson, Dean of Monroe’s School of Business & Accounting and the King Graduate School MBA Program. “Many of our graduates have gone on to apply the entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills they developed at Monroe to start their own businesses and achieve notable career success in the corporate world.”

Monroe College’s School of Business & Accounting empowers students for careers as accountants and business managers. Taught by a faculty of certified accounting and taxation professionals, as well senior business executives, students receive instruction on the principles of accounting, taxation, cost accounting, marketing, project management, e-commerce and human resources. Students also gain valuable real-world experience by joining Monroe’s award-winning ENACTUS team, working at the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or interning at a well-known corporation. The school is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, a group that promotes, recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business education. To learn more about Monroe’s School of Business & Accounting and its MBA program, please visit here.

The ACBSP is an international accreditation association for business education that offers membership, programs and services focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes. They accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.


Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe College graduates more minority students than any other college in New York State.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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