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 acknowledgment that their employment data is collected using agreed upon Standards and is accurate and comparable with 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
  • Schools eligible for a review have the option of purchasing a Standards Badge to include on their marketing materials, indicating their participation in the process. Contact our Executive Director for more information. 

For more information about the process, please contact our Standards Consultant, Derek Walker.

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 selected. 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 2017 Eligible Schools

Arizona State University             The Pennsylvania State University
Asian Institute of Management The University of Alabama
Auburn University The University of Arizona
Babson College The University of Chicago
Baruch College - The City University
of New York
The University of Georgia
Baylor University The University of Iowa
Boston University The Universtiy of Michigan
Brandeis University The University of North Carolina at
Chapel HIll
Carnegie Mellon University The University of Texas at Austin
Case Western Reserve University Tilburg University
Chapman University Tulane University
China Europe International Business
School (CEIBS)
University of Buffalo
College of William and Mary University of Arkansas
Columbia University University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
Cornell University University of California, Irvine
Dartmouth College University of California,
Los Angeles
Duke University University of California,
Emory University University of California,
San Diego
ESADE University of Cincinnati
ESMT European School of
Management and Technology
University of Colorado at Boulder
Fordham University University of Connecticut
Georgetown University University of Denver
Georgia Institute of Technology University of Florida
Graziadio School of Business and
University of Glasgow
Harvard University University of Hawaii at Manoa
IESE Business School University of Houston
IMD University of Illinois at Urbana-
Indiana University Bloomington/
University of Kentucky
Instituto Panamericano de Alta
Direccion de Empresa (IPADE)
University of Maryland
Iowa State University University of Miami
Johns Hopkins Carey Business
University of Minnesota
Massachusetts Institute of
University of Missouri - Columbia
Michigan State University University of Notre Dame
Mississippi State University University of Oregon
New York University Universtiy of Pennsylvania
North Carolina State University Universtiy of Pittsburgh
Northwestern University University of Rochester
Portland State University University of San Diego
Purdue University University of San Francisco
Rice University University of South Carolina
Rutgers - The State University of New
Jersey - Newark/New Brunswick
University of Southern California
Sabanci University University of Tennessee at
Saint Louis University University of Utah
Southern Methodist University Unversity of Virginia-Darden
Stanford University University of Washington
Temple University University of Wisconsin - Madison
Texas A&M University Vanderbilt University
Texas Christian University Washington University at St. Louis
The George Washington University Williamette University
The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology
Yale University
The Ohio State University York 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