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Seminole State business program earns accreditation from ACBSP

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SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2021) – Seminole State College of Florida’s Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Information Management (BIM) has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the only global organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degrees and programs offered through Seminole State College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“We are humbled and proud to receive this program recognition and business accreditation from ACBSP,” said Dr. Bill Dafnis, program manager for the BIM program at Seminole State. “This affirms to our students, community and employers that our BIM program provides an exceptional academic foundation for career readiness and advancement.”

Based on the Baldridge 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.

“Seminole State College of Florida 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 accreditation is evidence that Seminole State is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

Seminole State has the third largest business program in Central Florida, with nearly 4,000 annual enrollments. The curriculum was developed with input from a program advisory board comprising professionals from the regional business community and economic development agencies. The program also boasts a proven track record of success with 85% of BIM graduates employed, while 80% are employed full-time with an average salary of $48,756, according to Florida College System data. To learn more about the College’s Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Management, visit sem.st/bim.


About Seminole State College of Florida
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success.

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 About ACBSP

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 and again in 2011, 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

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