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Motlow business program reaffirmed accreditation

Motlow State’s business programs were recently reaffirmed accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The accreditation verifies the programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

“Motlow submits its academic programs through the review process for the purpose of reaffirmation as a mechanism to make certain our programs meet current industry needs,” said Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president. “We want to ensure students that the programs we offer and develop meet the agile nature of industry to be warranted as market-relevant. Our students deserve programs that emphasize application beyond and alongside theory so they can compete for the best jobs.”

Academic programs at Motlow were first accredited by ACBSP in 1991, making the College one of the first to achieve ACBSP accreditation. The reaffirmation process is required every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“It’s important for families to understand that ACBSP accreditation is at the program level,” said Dr. Jeff Horner, Motlow executive vice president for academic affairs and student success. “Motlow is regionally accredited institution-wide by SACSCOC. Regional accreditation is a must for any college. What we’re talking about here is program-level accreditation. Program accreditation is an optional, deeper level of quality commitment that we electively pursue to ensure the highest level of instruction for our students. We do this because we are vigilant in ensuring the quality and value of our curriculum.”

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ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 63 countries.

“Motlow State has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present Motlow the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the ACBSP Conference 2020 in Chicago on Jun. 28.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Motlow is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for its students for the next 10 years, just as it has done since 1991,” added Parscale.

Motlow offers a wide range of business and technology programs. For more information or to apply, call 931-393-1520 or go to

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