Agreed Upon Procedures

In 2005, MBA CSEA developed a set of Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP) to increase knowledge of the Standards and improve interpretation by a diverse audience. Each year, member schools have the opportunity to enter data into our Employment Data System and elect to make it eligible for an AUP. 20 schools are randomly selected from those who are eligible. A CPA firm reviews their data and data collection processes in comparison with the Standards to recommend ways the school can improve as well as share best practices. MBA CSEA publishes the list of schools who elect to be eligible for an AUP. The list of the 20 selected schools and the results from the AUP's remain confidential.

Schools who are eligible for an AUP are making an external statement that their data is collected according to the Standards and that they are open to their data collection processes being evaluated by a third party CPA firm.

Schools that make their data eligible for an AUP benefit from...
  • External acknowledgement that their employment data is collected using agreed upon Standards and is accurate and comparable wtih other schools
  • Tips for how to improve data collection processes
  • Public recognition by MBA CSEA,as well as rankings institutions such as U.S. News & World Report

The following schools made their 2016 employment data eligible for an AUP review:
 
Asian Institute of Management Texas A & M University
Auburn University Texas Christian University
Babson College Tilburg University
Baruch College-City University of New York Tulane University
Baylor University University of Alabama
Bentley University University of Arizona
Boston University University of Arkansas
Brandeis University University at Buffalo
Carnegie Mellon University University of California, Berkeley
Case Western Reserve University University of California, Irvine
Chapman University University of California, Los Angeles
Claremont Graduate University University of California, Riverside
College of William and Mary University of California, San Diego
Columbia University University of Chicago
Cornell University University of Cincinnati
Dartmouth College University of Colorado, Boulder
Drexel University University of Connecticut
Duke University University of Denver
Emory University University of Florida
ESADE University of Georgia
Fordham University University of Hawaii at Manoa
George Washington University University of Houston
Georgetown University University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Georgia Institute of Technology University of Iowa
HEC Paris School of Management University of Kentucky
Hofstra University University of Maryland
Hong Kong University of Science and TecTechnology University of Michigan
Illinois Institute of Technology University of Minnesota
IMD University of Missouri - Columbia
Indiana University University of Missouri - Kansas City
Iowa State University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
IPADE University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Johns Hopkins University University of Notre Dame
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Oregon
Michigan State University University of Pennsylvania
Mississippi State University University of Pittsburgh
National University of Singapore University of Rochester
New York University University of San Diego
North Carolina State University University of San Francisco
Northeastern University University of Scranton
Northwestern University University of South Carolina
Ohio State University University of Southern California
Pennsylvania State University University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
Pepperdine University University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Portland State University University of Texas at Austin
Purdue University University of Utah
Rice University University of Virginia - Darden
Rutgers-State University of New Jersey University of Washington
Saint Louis University University of Wisconsin - Madison
SDA Bocconi Vanderbilt University
Southern Methodist University Washington University in St. Louis
Stanford University Willamette University
Temple University Yale University
   

"Through a confidential consultation, school’s participating in AUP receive valuable input (and assurance) on the effectiveness and accuracy of their current processes.  Furthermore, MBA CSEA AUP participation helps to instill trust and confidence in a school’s public reports on its MBA employment outcomes"

- Paul Poissant, Director, Employer Relations, Penn State University