UTEP offers the only AACSB Accredited business programs in the El Paso border region. The Woody L. Hunt College of Business has earned AACSB Accreditation for both its Business Administration and Accounting programs.
Less than 5 percent of business schools
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.
The following are the Faculty Responsibilities and Student Responsibilities published in the AACSB Standards for Business Accreditation. A link to the entire set of standards can be found at http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation.
- Operate with integrity in their dealings with students and colleagues.
- Keep their own knowledge current with the continuing development of their teaching disciplines.
- Actively involve students in the learning process.
- Encourage collaboration and cooperation among participants.
- Ensure frequent, prompt feedback on student performance.
- Operate with integrity in their dealings with faculty and other students.
- Engage the learning materials with appropriate attention and dedication.
- Maintain their engagement when challenged by difficult learning activities.
- Contribute to the learning of others.
- Perform to standards set by the faculty.
The business school's faculty in aggregate, its faculty subunits, and individual faculty, administrators, and staff share responsibility to:
- Ensure adequate time is devoted to learning activities for all faculty members and students.
- Ensure adequate student-faculty contact across the learning experiences.
- Set high expectations for academic achievement and provide leadership toward those expectations.
- Evaluate instructional effectiveness and overall student achievement.
- Continuously improve instructional programs.
- Innovate in instructional processes.