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Contact: Kelli Lane / 954-235-0331 / kellil@keiseruniversity.edu

Melinda Dorning , ACBSP / 913-339-9356 /  mdorning@acbsp.org

Keiser University Awarded Accreditation of its Business Administration Programs

Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Jan. 29, 2015—The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Boards of Commissioners have awarded Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Campus and its extended off-campus learning sites in Florida, www.keiseruniversity.edu/graduateschool/mba.php, initial accreditation of its business programs.

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 Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration degree programs offered at Keiser University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the criteria of the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of the institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, relationships with the community, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and services, and educational support to determine whether or not the institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.

Keiser University 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 Initial Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, June 14. “This accreditation is evidence that Keiser University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

“Keiser University’s history reflects our continued progress towards fulfilling the dreams of the co-founders to grow and expand opportunities for our students.  Having attained this accreditation milestone for the University provides one more seal of approval for the degrees we offer,” said Sara Malmstrom, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School.  “The commitment and dedication demonstrated by faculty and staff to earn ACBSP accreditation is a reflection of the Keiser tradition of placing students first.”

About Keiser University: Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 17 campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,500 staff and faculty.

Sixty-two percent of KU students graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and healthcare fields, providing the talented workforce necessary for Florida to compete globally. Over 20 percent of Keiser University students are members of the armed services, veterans, or military family members.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

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. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs

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