Standards Compliance Review (AUP)

In 2005, MBA CSEA developed a Standards Compliance Review process (formerly known as AUP, or Agreed Upon Procedures), 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 external review. 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 a review. The list of the 20 schools who are selected and participate, and the results from the reviews, remain confidential and are not shared with other schools.

Schools who are eligible for a Standards Compliance Review 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 an external review firm.

Schools that make their data eligible for a review 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

For more information about the process, please contact our Standards Consultant, Wayne France.

How to make your data eligible for a review

Enter your data into the MBA CSEA Employment Data System from October through December each year. On the "Basic Questions" page, you will see a question asking if your school would like to participate in the program. By checking this box, you are agreeing to participate in a Compliance Review, if seleted. Please note that no exceptions are provided once the selections are made. Please be sure you are authorized to make this decision on behalf of your school. 

Class of 2016 Eligible Schools

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,
Case Western Reserve University University of California, Irvine
Chapman University University of California,
Los Angeles
Claremont Graduate University University of California,
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
Hong Kong University of Science
& Technology
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 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