Truett McConnell University (TMU) is proud to announce that its Hans Hut School of Business has received the prestigious notification of candidacy from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This significant recognition comes shortly after the university’s recent membership acknowledgment by ACBSP, further highlighting the institution’s commitment to excellence in business education.

ACBSP is a leading specialized business accreditation association dedicated to advancing the standards of business education on a global scale. As a non-profit organization, ACBSP focuses on enhancing educational quality management and ensuring rigorous adherence to the highest industry standards. Consequently, their requirements for participation are stringent and demand a serious commitment from their members.

Membership and accreditation eligibility with ACBSP require institutions located within the United States to possess regional accreditation. In this regard, Truett McConnell University holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), reinforcing its academic credibility and demonstrating its alignment with recognized educational standards.

By receiving the ACBSP notification of candidacy, Truett McConnell University has embarked on a transformative journey toward earning full accreditation from the esteemed organization. ACBSP’s rigorous review process ensures that the university’s programs align with global business education standards and best practices, emphasizing quality assurance and continuous improvement in all aspects of business education.

“The TMU business faculty is commitment to excellence in business education,” expressed Dr. Kimberly Maiocco, Dean of the Hans Hut School of Business. “Pursing ACBSP recognition not only reflects our adherence to global standards but also provides our students with a competitive advantage in the job market through better articulation agreements and increased marketability.”

“I am grateful to our faculty, staff, and students for their support in this endeavor, and we look forward to earning full ACBSP accreditation in the days ahead,” added Maiocco.

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Jenny Gregory is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Truett McConnell University.

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