Business school reaccredited by ACBSP

Business school reaccredited by ACBSP

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business at the University of Bridgeport (UB) has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners through 2027, ACBSP and UB announced today.

The University will receive its Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California, on June 26.

First accredited by ACBSP in 1996, the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is required to go through the reaffirmation process every ten years.

ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale called the reaffirmation of accreditation “evidence that University of Bridgeport is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for its students for the next ten years, just as it has done since 1996.”

Trefz School Dean Lloyd Gibson said, “We are pleased that the programs at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business have received ten-year reaffirmation of their existing accreditation by ACBSP, which is an internationally recognized organization.  This represents confirmation of our ongoing efforts to provide high-quality educational programs and our focus on continuous improvement.”

About the University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport is committed to preparing students to be leaders in their fields by offering career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, as well as online education, with a distinctive emphasis on real-world education in the fields of business, education, engineering, computer science, the health sciences, arts and sciences, and international studies. An abundance of mentorships, field training, and research facilities, coupled with a highly diverse student population, opens doors of professional opportunity and prepares students to excel in an increasingly global, interconnected world. UB faculty include Fulbright Scholars and other thought leaders. The University is independent and non-sectarian. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at or 1-800- EXCEL-UB.


ACBSP,, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. 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. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 57 countries.

Media Contacts:

Leslie Geary, Director of Communications, University of Bridgeport, (203) 576-4625,

Melinda Dorning, Director, Marketing and Communications, ACBSP, (913) 339-9356,