Peirce College’s Business Programs Reaffirmed by ACBSP

Sep 14, 2023, 14:01 PM by Amanda Hill
Peirce College’s Business Programs Reaffirmed by ACBSP
(from left) Dr. Steve Parscale, ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer; Dr. Cathy Littlefield, Peirce College Faculty Chair & Professor, Business; Dr. Barbara Torres, Peirce College, Associate Professor HRM and Business Administration; and Dr. Charlene Glenn, Peirce College, Professor, Business Administration.

OVERLAND PARK, KS — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of undergraduate degree programs in business administration and accounting at Peirce College.

“On behalf of the College, I commend Dr. Cathy Littlefield, faculty chair of our business programs, and her  team on their excellent work to ensure Peirce’s ACBSP accreditation was reaffirmed,” said Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, the College’s provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “This extraordinary work ensures that our business programs meet ACBSP’s high standards of quality.”

With more than 30 years of promoting excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first 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 degrees and programs offered through Peirce College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether the business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

Business programs at Peirce College were first accredited by ACBSP in 2001 and include the College’s AS in Business Administration, BS in Business Administration and BS in Accounting. The institution is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation.

“Peirce College 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. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 2013.”


ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s global mission is to pursue a better tomorrow by advancing and recognizing excellence in business education through continuous improvement. ACBSP’s global vision is to see every business program of quality accredited and pursuing continuous improvement. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001, 2011, and again in 2021, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels and the first to offer certificate accreditation. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs



Amanda Hill, Peirce College
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Shelby Huff — Manager, Marketing & Communications — ACBSP
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