AACSB Accredits UTEP College of Business Administration

April 21, 2011

AACSB Accredited

By Joe Velarde

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has accredited again The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Business Administration.

The association, which provides global leadership in advancing management education, has conveyed this award to 620 of the more than 12,000 business colleges and schools throughout the world. That is a fraction more than 5 percent.

"This accreditation represents an affirmation of our efforts to succeed against a high national standard. It's a testament to the quality of faculty, students and excellence of our programs," said University President Diana Natalicio.

Robert Nachtmann, D.B.A. and Dean of the College of Business, said the exclusive accreditation is evidence to the hard work and outcome success of our college's personnel, students, and alumni.

The most significant aspect of the association’s five-year accreditation is that all the college’s faculty and degree programs were reviewed for currency of academic qualifications, he said.

He said the endorsement from the premier business school accreditation body adds to the college’s prestige on a global scale. The recognition assures quality and promotes the college’s excellence and continuous improvement.

The bachelor’s and master’s of business administration, the bachelor’s in accounting and the master’s of accountancy are all accredited by AACSB International.

John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International, commended CoBA’s faculty, deans, directors, and administrative staff for their exemplary work that helped the college to maintain its endorsement.

The accreditation is a voluntary process that involves non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs that are measured against high standards that challenge schools to pursue continuous improvement.

Last year, CoBA was named the top business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Magazine. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.


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