ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has accepted the Northern State University School of Business’ Full Quality Assurance Report with no notes or conditions.

This acceptance by the ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners is an extension of the NSU School of Business’ 2016 accreditation with the organization. That board also reviewed and accepted Northern’s initial Quality Assurance Report in 2018.

Next, the NSU School of Business must submit its re-accreditation affirmation report to ACBSP in 2026. Accreditation with ACBSP, a leading specialized association for business education, certifies that the educational processes within NSU School of Business programs meet the rigorous standards established by the organization. 

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Learn more about studying business programs at Northern State University by visiting NSU School of Business.


Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. To learn more about the association or its criteria for accreditation, visit

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.