PHOENIX, Ariz. – University of Phoenix School of Business today announced that the School has received the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs' (ACBSP) initial accreditation for the University's associate, bachelor's and master's accounting degree programs. University of Phoenix is one of the first seven institutions to have received this specific ACBSP accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to teaching excellence and delivering the highest quality education required to gain this level of accreditation.

"University of Phoenix School of Business is dedicated to continuously improving upon the academic quality of our business programs to produce graduates who are competitive in the 21st century workforce," said University of Phoenix School of Business Dean Dr. Bill Berry. "The University is proud to have received the initial programmatic accreditation and views this designation as a representation of the University's academic quality and excellence."

University of Phoenix is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, one of six regional accrediting bodies serving as a national voice for accreditation and quality assurance to both the U.S. Department of Education and Congress. Additionally, most University of Phoenix business programs are currently accredited by the ACBSP, one of three accrediting organizations for business programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The University has held this accreditation since 2007.

For more than 30 years, University of Phoenix School of Business has offered programs that prepare forward-thinking students to be creative problem solvers for the new economy. With scheduling flexibility for the working professional, students can work to advance their career while continuing to maintain their personal and professional obligations. University of Phoenix School of Business Accounting programs provide knowledge required for various levels of the Accounting field through comprehensive degree offerings to meet students' educational goals.

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University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit