About the College

The College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at El Paso shares with the University its fundamental mission to provide the highest quality education to the citizens of El Paso and the West Texas region, commensurate with AACSB International standards for business education. The border location of the University and the expertise developed by the faculty provide an environment that affords opportunities for students to become knowledgeable in international business.

The College is committed to providing the widest possible access to quality higher education to allow our students to become competitive on a local, regional, national, and international level. Therefore, the goal of the College is to provide:

  • Broad-based programs which give students the background necessary for entry into, and advancement in, professional and managerial positions; for life-long learning, for career success and for responsible stewardship of our cultural, economic and environmental resources.
  • Intellectual contributions that: extend the boundaries of knowledge; improve application of existing knowledge to regional, national and international environments; and enhance the transfer of knowledge to students.
  • Service that contributes to the personal and professional betterment of our students, the University, alumni, community, and academia.

Our quality is reflected in the success of our students, alumni, and faculty and in the enhancement of the personal and professional lives of community residents.

The undergraduate program leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The BBA, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (Macc), the BBA in Accounting, and the PHD in Business Administration are all accredited by the AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The faculty of the College of Business Administration participates in the Division of Professional and Continuing Education, which offers a wide variety of non-credit programs including programs for the business practitioner. CEDARS (Centers for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support), located in the College of Business Administration, through its Family and Closely-Held Business Forum and The Franchise Center, nurtures an environment to develop, advance, support, and transfer proven strategies and techniques in business principles and practices that will provide for effective and efficient entrepreneurial ventures and support in both local and international markets.

Global Alumni

At the heart of all these programs is a distinguished faculty committed to teaching, research, and community service. Their work, as well as that of their students, is supported by the superb facilities of the College of Business Administration. The College includes the Texas Gas Service Student Center (TGSSC), an Investment Center, and a Computer Application Learning Center (CALC) laboratory. The TCSSC, located on the first floor of the College, provides facilities and equipment designed to enhance student learning. This wireless facility opened in the fall, 2004 and has 17 meeting rooms and two large conference rooms, and is equipped with a number of computers, printers, and other technical equipment such as video cameras and projection equipment for student use.

The CALC Lab, located on the third floor of the College, includes three microcomputer laboratories and a fully equipped computer classroom. This modern facility serves as the focal point for computer, audiovisual, and multimedia-based learning.

AACSB Accreditation

The UTEP College of Business Administration has earned AACSB Accreditation for both its Business Administration and Accounting programs. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious designation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—which provides global leadership in advancing management education.