Graduate Business Center

Graduate Business Center Lobby

The UTEP Graduate Business Center (GBC) marks an exciting expansion of the UTEP College of Business Administration (COBA), with a new downtown facility that focuses on graduate business education and research. This expansion allows the COBA to meet the following objectives:

  • Creation of space for new Master of Business Administration formats, namely the Executive MBA and the Full-Time MBA;
  • Support our graduate professional programs such as the Accelerated MBA;
  • Development of a learning environment appropriate for managers and executives;
  • Expansion of COBA’s research capacity and professional development initiatives; and,
  • Contribution to the renaissance of downtown El Paso.

The GBC is housed in the Chase Tower at the center of the city's business district. The GBC’s location facilitates the involvement of professionals and executives at all levels in the educational process.

A Learning Environment for Business Professionals

The UTEP Graduate Business Center occupies Suite 110 & Suite 520 of the Chase Tower in downtown El Paso. It features three state-of-the-art classrooms, student collaboration rooms and several applied business research offices.

UTEP GBC Facilities

Graduate Business Center Grand Opening

Executive MBA Classroom
The Executive MBA classroom provides a student environment consistent with a corporate board room, rather than a traditional classroom. Each seat in the classroom is equipped with a power outlet to enable laptop use. The Executive MBA classroom is located on the 5th floor of the UTEP GBC. The classroom facilitates in-room catering. It is an ideal learning environment for up to 38 people.

Full-Time MBA Classroom
The Full-Time MBA classroom is located on the 5th floor of the UTEP GBC. Each seat in the classroom is equipped with a power outlet to facilitate laptop use. The classroom is adjacent to a break area that can be utilized for catering/refreshments. This room accommodates 49 people seated in a classroom setting.

Accelerated MBA Classroom
The Accelerated MBA classroom is located on the 1st Floor of the UTEP GBC and features tiered classroom seating. Most seats in the classroom are equipped with a power outlet to facilitate laptop use. The classroom is adjacent to a break area that can be utilized for catering/refreshments. It is an ideal space for up to 48 people.

Each classroom features of unobstructed views, ergonomic seating and individual climate control. In addition, each classroom has instructional technology support that includes:

Graduate Business Center Class
  • Custom touch panel control built in podium computer with LCD monitor arm
  • High resolution LCD built in projection unit
  • Document Camera
  • DVD
  • Distributed audio sound system
  • Laptop support for guest speakers with networking
  • Sliding Wall to Wall Panel Dry-Erase Whiteboard
  • In-room telephone

Technology Available for Students

The student work area in GBC 520 includes:

  • 3 desktop workstations
  • Black and white printer
  • Color printer
  • Wi-Fi and wireless printing
  • Overhead projecter
  • Scanner

Contact Us

UTEP Graduate Business Center
College of Business Administration
201 E. Main Drive
Suite 110
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 747-7727
gbc@utep.edu