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Walsh Receives ACBSP Accreditation for MSMKT and MSM Degrees

Walsh College has announced that all 15 of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs have now earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The final two programs to receive accreditation are the Master of Science in Management (MSM) and Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT). Both graduate degrees were introduced in 2014 and have recently fulfilled ACBSP requirements of being in effect for at least two years and having graduates of the programs. Walsh is the only college in Michigan where students can earn a Master of Science in Marketing.

In 2010, the ACBSP accredited Walsh’s three undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC), the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), and the
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), including the five majors within the BBA – accounting processes, finance, general business, management, and marketing.

The College’s graduate degree programs: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), the Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), the Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), and the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) were also accredited by the ACBSP in 2010.

“Accreditation by the ACBSP is very important to Walsh College,” said Dr. Michael Rinkus, interim executive vice president and chief academic officer, Walsh College. “It reinforces to the business community that our graduates have the knowledge and the core business skills to contribute in a professional environment, and it is further proof to our students that we are providing the type of business education that will make them more valued in the job market.”

According to the ACBSP’s website, “The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.”

Walsh is also regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (

For more on Walsh’s recent accreditation, contact Renee Kreun, assistant dean, accreditation and institutional research, Walsh College, at
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