About the College
The College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at El Paso
shares with the University its fundamental mission to provide the highest
quality education to the citizens of El Paso and the West Texas region,
commensurate with AACSB International standards for business education. The
border location of the University and the expertise developed by the faculty
provide an environment that affords opportunities for students to become
knowledgeable in international business.
Dr. Robert Nachtmann
The College is committed to providing the widest possible access to quality
higher education to allow our students to become competitive on a local,
regional, national, and international level. Therefore, the goal of the College
is to provide:
- Broad-based programs which give students the background necessary for entry
into, and advancement in, professional and managerial positions; for life-long
learning, for career success and for responsible stewardship of our cultural,
economic and environmental resources.
- Intellectual contributions that: extend the boundaries of knowledge; improve
application of existing knowledge to regional, national and international
environments; and enhance the transfer of knowledge to students.
- Service that contributes to the personal and professional betterment of our
students, the University, alumni, community, and academia.
Our quality is reflected in the success of our students, alumni, and faculty and
in the enhancement of the personal and professional lives of community
The undergraduate program leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
degree. The BBA, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of
Accountancy (Macc), and the BBA in Accounting are all accredited by the AACSB
International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The faculty of the College of Business Administration participates in the
Division of Professional and Continuing Education, which offers a wide variety
of non-credit programs including programs for the business practitioner. CEDARS
(Centers for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support),
located in the College of Business Administration, through its Family and
Closely-Held Business Forum and The Franchise Center, nurtures an environment to
develop, advance, support, and transfer proven strategies and techniques in
business principles and practices that will provide for effective and efficient
entrepreneurial ventures and support in both local and international markets.
At the heart of all these programs is a distinguished faculty committed to
teaching, research, and community service. Their work, as well as that of their
students, is supported by the superb facilities of the College of Business
Administration. The College includes the Texas Gas Service Student Center
(TGSSC), an Investment Center, and a Computer Application Learning Center (CALC)
laboratory. The TCSSC, located on the first floor of the College, provides
facilities and equipment designed to enhance student learning. This wireless
facility opened in the fall, 2004 and has 17 meeting rooms and two large
conference rooms, and is equipped with a number of computers, printers, and
other technical equipment such as video cameras and projection equipment for
The CALC Lab, located on the third floor of the College, includes three
microcomputer laboratories and a fully equipped computer classroom. This modern
facility serves as the focal point for computer, audiovisual, and
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.