UTEP offers the only AACSB Accredited business programs in the El Paso border region. 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 world-wide have earned this prestigious designation from AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – which provides global leadership in advancing management education. So you know the degree you'll earn from UTEP Business is of high quality– and highly regarded by the business community.

What is Accreditation?

AACSB accreditation assures quality, promoting excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting. Its accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs, with demanding standards that challenge schools to pursue continuous improvement. The AACSB accreditation process focuses on the quality of educational activities through self-evaluation and peer review. In the self-evaluation process, a school assesses its accomplishments in relation to its mission and objectives, as well as on the criteria in the accreditation standards. The peer review is an external analysis of a school's processes for achieving its mission, assessing educational outcomes and planning for continuous improvement.

The AACSB accreditation process benefits students in a wide variety of ways:

  • The school/program has an appropriate mission achieved through relevant curricula, qualified faculty, and effective policies and practices.
  • The degree program offered has completed a rigorous self-evaluation and peer review.
  • The degree program offered satisfied criteria established and accepted by the management education community.

Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.