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A Brief History

The Accreditation Council for Business Programs and Management Education was founded to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was not driven by prescriptive standards relating to inputs and resources, but was mission-driven and outcomes-based.

At that time, the majority of the four-year colleges and universities in the United States that offered degrees in business were not recognized, and could not become recognized, by the existing business accrediting bodies. Similarly, hundreds of institutions of higher education located outside of the United States were unable to obtain specialized accreditation for their business programs.

Since that time, the ACBPME has grown into a leading professional accreditation body for colleges and universities whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning, with well over 200 members and 800 accredited programs in the United States and throughout the world. In January 2011, the ACBPME achieved a significant milestone when the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Distance Learning Accreditation Association (CHEDLAA) granted recognition to the ACBPME.


ACBPME has found chapters to establish and strengthen quality
standards for business education across the globe

What You Get From Accreditation Council for Business Programs and Management Education ?


Incorporating the highest quality of standards in education, univevrsities are entitled to receive a full accreditation certificate with ACBPME’s seal for full five years time. This seal can be used for the recognition of the educational institute.


Through regular assessments, ACBPME send recommendations reports that demonstrate an institution’s maintenance of high quality international standards of education. Our consultant will support you in your region for your queries.


          We strive to raise the profile of business programs and management education all around the globe and aim to promote excellence in business education internationally.    


          The ACBPME aspires to be the preeminent accrediting association for online education and training institutions worldwide. Assuring educational excellence across countries.