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
- 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
- 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.