Penn College business programs reaffirmed by accrediting body

Published 02.27.2023


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the accounting and business degrees at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

With more than 30 years of promoting excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degrees offered through Penn College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Under the instruction of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration/banking and finance, students in a financial planning class make use of the college’s Financial Markets Investment Lab. Pennsylvania College of Technology’s accounting and business degrees recently received reaffirmation of their accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, applied management and business administration, and associate degrees in accounting and business management.Based on the Baldrige 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 to determine whether the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

The accounting and business majors at Penn College were first accredited by ACBSP in 2006. The institution is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“Pennsylvania College of Technology has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Steve Parscale. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2006.”

“The ACBSP reaccreditation recognizes the quality and rigor of our business and accounting programs and the expertise of our faculty,” said Sue A. Kelley, dean of business, arts and sciences. “Penn College’s focus on hands-on learning means that our graduates are ready for industry with real-world experience obtained through internships and specialized class projects, often in collaboration with industry partners.”

Penn College’s accounting and business administration program comprises bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration and applied management, and associate degrees in accounting and business management. To learn more, call 570-327-4505.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s global mission is to pursue a better tomorrow by advancing and recognizing excellence in business education through continuous improvement. ACBSP’s global vision is to see every business program of quality accredited and pursuing continuous improvement. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in 2001, 2011, and again in 2021, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels and the first to offer certificate accreditation. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.