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APUS Announces Accreditation of Additional Business Programs by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Charles Town, W. Va., December 10, 2013American Public University System (APUS) today announced that the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited 12 undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU).

The programs submitted and approved for accreditation are: BS and MS Accounting; AA, BA, and MA Management; AA and BA Retail Management; AA and BA Hospitality Management; BA and MA Transportation and Logistics Management; and AA Real Estate Studies. APUS’s Entrepreneurship and Reverse Logistics programs will be eligible for accreditation once they have been standing for a minimum of two years and each has at least one graduate.

“This accreditation of our business programs is evidence that APUS business program teaching and learning processes meet ACBSP’s rigorous educational standards,” said Dr. Chad Patrizi, dean of the School of Business. “We’re truly proud to have met these high standards intended to focus on the continuous improvement of business education."

The accreditation of APUS programs by ACBSP provides a quality ranking earned by the programs. APUS undergraduate programs have also been named to U.S. News & World Report’s annual qualitative ranking of top online degree programs.

ACBSP’s mission is to establish, promote, and recognize educational practices that contribute to the continuous quality improvement of business education programs, teaching of business courses, and student learning outcomes in colleges and universities throughout the US and abroad.

APUS previously received ACBSP accreditation on April 17, 2011 for its AS Accounting, AA Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, and BA Marketing programs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) also includes American Public University among the schools that align with the SHRM human resources curriculum guidelines.

About The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, has 828 member campuses, 134 of which are located outside of the United States. Of those member campuses, 529 have achieved accreditation and more than 220 are in candidacy for accreditation. 

About American Public University System

American Public University System, winner of the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and four-time recipient of the OLC's Effective Practice Award, offers more than 90 online degree programs through American Military University and American Public University. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 100,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in a diverse variety of subjects. For further information, visit

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