Accreditation and Approvals

Walsh has been granted the legal authority to operate as a private, not-for-profit institution by the State of Michigan, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificate programs.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. Further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.

The following academic programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


  • Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (BAC)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) with majors in: Finance, General Business, Management, and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management (BBAHRM)
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Management (BSAM)


  • Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA)
  • Master of Science Degrees in: Accountancy (MAC), Finance (MSF),  Management (MSM), Marketing (MSMKT) and Taxation (MST)
  • Dual Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Business Administration (MAC/MBA)
  • Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF))
  • Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management (MBA/MSM)
  • Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Marketing (MBA/MSMKT)


  • Human Resource Management Certificate

ACBSP requires new programs to be in place for two years and have graduates from the program before it will be reviewed for accreditation.

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Contact information for accrediting bodies:

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC);; by phone: (312) 263-0456

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP);; by phone: (913) 339-9356

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Walsh is recognized by:

Endorsements and Alignments:

The Bachelor of Accountancy – Certified Management Accountant (CMA) concentration is endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). (

The Master of Science in Finance is a CFA Institute-affiliated program. Curriculum is aligned with the most current practice of investment management and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) learning objectives are woven throughout the program.

The Master of Science in Management Human Resource Concentration and Human Resources Management Certificate are aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum requirements.

Updated July 2021