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Accreditation reaffirmed for DSU business programs

May 18, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (May 14, 2015) — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, www.dsu.edu.

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 College of Business and Information Systems at Dakota State University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Dakota State University was first accredited by ACBSP in 2005. The University is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation. “Dakota State University has shown their 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 will present the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, June 14.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Dakota State University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done for the last 10 years,” said Parscale.

“DSU has excellent business programs. The accreditation process and ACBSP validate this excellence,” said Richard Puetz, Interim Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems.

About Dakota State University

DSU was founded in 1881 as a school for teacher education in the Dakota Territory. Today, it is one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the Midwest. As a public university, it is governed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. DSU offers a variety of programs from network and security administration to business, biology, animation and education and other related undergraduate and graduate programs, . We stay true to our roots by placing special emphasis on the preparation of teachers with expertise in the use of computer technology in the teaching and learning process. We have more than 35 majors to choose from, plus a robust graduate program.


ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,233 member campuses, 195 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 923 have achieved accreditation and more than 210 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 11,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs