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
Fordham University University of Georgia
George Washington University University of Hawaii at Manoa
Georgetown University University of Houston
Georgia Institute of Technology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
HEC Paris School of Management University of Iowa
Hofstra University University of Kentucky
Hong Kong University of Science and TecTechnology University of Maryland
Illinois Institute of Technology University of Michigan
IMD University of Minnesota
Indiana University University of Missouri-Columbia
Iowa State University University of Missouri-Kansas City
IPADE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Johns Hopkins University University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Notre Dame
Michigan State University University of Oregon
Mississippi State University University of Pennsylvania
National University of Singapore University of Pittsburgh
New York University University of Rochester
North Carolina State University University of San Diego
Northeastern University University of San Francisco
Northwestern University University of Scranton
Ohio State University University of South Carolina
Pennsylvania State University University of Southern California
Pepperdine University University of St. Thomas-Minnesota
Portland State University University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Purdue University University of Texas at Austin
Rice University University of Utah
Rutgers-State University of New Jersey University of Virginia - Darden
Saint Louis University University of Washington
SDA Bocconi University of Wisconsin-Madison
Southern Methodist University Vanderbilt University
Stanford University Washington University in St. Louis
Temple University Willamette 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