Doug Dyreng, Chair of the Snow College Business Division is pleased to announce that
the Snow College Business Management, Business Technology, and Business Administration programs were recently awarded full accreditation by the Association
of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). After receiving the 85-page Snow
College accreditation application, and associated supporting documentation, the ACBSP
accreditation team visited Snow College in Ephraim and Richfield to conduct an in-depth
review and verification of the application.
When the notification of accreditation was received, Dyreng released a campus wide statement saying, “This accreditation makes Snow College one of a select few two-year business programs in the nation to be accredited, and is additional evidence that Snow College is one of the best two-year institutions in the nation!”
ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence, and is the only accrediting body to offer accreditation to associate degree institutions. In contrast to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business , which has a focus on research excellence, ACBSP is focused on what occurs in the classroom, while encouraging scholarly research. This is apparent in the standards and criteria for accreditation which, in part, encompasses faculty characteristics, organizational leadership and effectiveness, strategy development and deployment, curriculum design and delivery, student support processes, educational innovation, and articulation and transfer relationships.
In the accreditation team’s executive summary of the review, it was written that “The Snow College Business Unit has a very dedicated, student-focused, high-quality faculty team….the students could not speak highly enough of the dedication, caring attitude, and expertise of the faculty.” In commenting on the entrepreneurial vision of the Business Management program, they stated, “The development of certificates of proficiency to serve students majoring outside the business area with some instruction in entrepreneurial skills is a wonderful and innovative venture…”
The ACBSP accreditation will help Snow College business program majors.
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs