Business Programs at Miramar College Achieve ACBSP Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has granted national accreditation to the business degree programs at San Diego Miramar College. As such, the business department at San Diego Miramar College represents the first and only two-year business program in the San Diego region to become nationally accredited by ACBSP.

As an ACBSP accredited program, the faculty at San Diego Miramar College conducted a rigorous self-study of the programs, processes and procedures which develop and deliver business education to students enrolled in the program. The self-study evaluation included measurable evidence of how the business program meets the six national standards for quality in business education. At the conclusion of the self-study, peer evaluators from other two-year accredited business schools in the United States conducted a thorough site visit to evaluate the program. As a result of the site visit, the peer evaluators produced a summary report regarding their findings for ACBSP. The ACBSP Associate Degree Board of Commissioners granted their approval for national accreditation after a review of the report.

 “We are delighted to have San Diego Miramar College as a nationally accredited business program by ACBSP,” said Dr. Steve Parscale, chief accreditation officer for ACBSP. “The fact that San Diego Miramar College has achieved ACBSP accreditation demonstrates their commitment to providing the highest quality business education for their students.” 

 Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered through the San Diego Miramar College Business Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“San Diego Miramar College is thrilled to be nationally accredited by ACBSP. This accreditation represents the gold standard in measuring the quality of business education at two-year colleges,” said Jesse Lopez, dean of Business, Technical Careers and Workforce Initiatives at San Diego Miramar College. “ACBSP accreditation reflects our faculty’s commitment to developing quality programs and curriculum designed to meet the workforce needs of our community. Additionally, this accomplishment affirms our commitment to our students’ academic and professional goals, teaching excellence, and continuous improvement.” San Diego Miramar College offers more than twenty-one certificates, associate degrees and transfer programs in business or business-related fields of study and the college serves more than 14,000 students of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds each semester.