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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thomas More business, accounting programs awarded extra accreditation by ACBSP council

Thomas More College has announced the recent accreditation of two high demand degree programs, accountancy and business administration, which is an accreditation above and beyond the regional accreditation from Southern Association of College and Schools.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Thomas More College initial accreditation of its business programs.
Unlike other institutions, the ACBSP separately and fully accredited the accountancy program separately from the business program. Many business programs and accountancy programs in the United States are not professionally accredited.
“I am so impressed with our faculty who positioned Thomas More College for this accreditation. Our business program is already well known for its superior quality, and now it has been recognized on a national level. When an institution has top-notch business programs as we do at Thomas More College, accrediting agencies affirm that fact,” said President David A. Armstrong.
Each year, approximately 115 students graduate with business degrees and 65 students graduate with MBAs.
“Thomas More College has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale, who presented the Certificate of Initial Accreditation to TMC’s Larry Byerly at the 2014 ACBSP Annual Conference in Chicago. “This accreditation is evidence that Thomas More College is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”
Byerly, business professor at Thomas More since 1997, led the way for this accreditation.
“I am so proud and happy to inform the public that Thomas More College offers a program that meets the stringent requirements that accompany national business program accreditation. It is a testament to the faculty and staff of Thomas More College that providing such a program has such a high priority. The college and department will continue its journey of continuous improvement to provide the best possible program for the future career successes of students,” said Byerly.
Professor of accounting and CPA Steve Flynn said, “I am grateful that the accountancy program at Thomas More College is now among those high ranking programs across the country that have achieved the accreditation status … On a practical side, accreditation may, in some cases, facilitate students’ application process for the CPA examination and open doors for additional scholarship funding.”
From TMC