College of Business Administration Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accounting Accreditation

March 28, 2013

The College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at El Paso has maintained its accounting accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business and accounting education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 672 business schools in nearly 50 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 178 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

 “The College of Business Administration is in an elite group of only 178 business colleges to achieve AACSB accreditation in both Business Administration and Accounting out of 9,000 colleges and schools globally and of more than 600 in the United States,” said College of Business Administration Dean Robert Nachtmann, D.B.A. “This is a compelling statement of the commitment of UTEP, the college, and our accounting faculty to our students and to the professional development of our region. I congratulate all of our accounting faculty for their diligence and hard work; I thank President Natalicio and Provost Gonzales for their continuing support; and I extend my sincere gratitude to all accounting professionals in our region for their advocacy and engagement of our students and programs."

UTEP offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and a Master of Accountancy. The bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration also are accredited by AASCB International.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accounting Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at



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