Vendor Standards Compliance

Many vendors in the MBA marketplace provide products that allow schools to enter their student and/or aggregate level employment data in order to produce reports. It is to the benefit of our membership to know which of these vendors are using the copyrighted Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics in the correct way in order to ensure the reports are Standards-compliant. 

Our Vendor Standards Compliance program allows participating vendors to undergo a thorough review of their technology by a third party firm to ensure that the reports produced are Standards-compliant.

Vendor Compliance Program Status Update, distributed to the membership in August 2018:

With the introduction of the new Standards for Part-time MBA and Specialty Masters programs, as well as the new version of the Full-time MBA Standards (V.6) going into effect recently (or within the next year), we wanted to provide our members with an update on the status of the compliance review program.
 
Please note that the compliance review process is managed externally by a third party and the vendors themselves. The information below is based on communcations MBA CSEA has had with all involved parties. For a more specific timeline, please reach out to each individual vendor.
 
Full-time MBA Standards
 
The following vendors are currently compliant with the previous version of the Standards (V.5) (in effect through the graduating class of 2017 - students graduating between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017).
  • GradLeaders
  • 12Twenty
  • Symplicity

The following vendors are in the process of becoming compliant with the current version (V.6) of the Standards for Full-time MBA Programs (in effect beginning with the graduating class of 2018 – students graduating between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018).
  • 12Twenty (estimated date of completion: end of summer 2018)
  • Handshake (estimated date of completion: beginning of September 2018)

The following vendors have expressed a desire to begin the process of becoming compliant with the current version (V.6)  of the Standards for Full-time MBA Programs (in effect beginning with the graduating class of 2018 – students graduating between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018), but have not yet begun the formal process.
  • GradLeaders
  • Symplicity

Part-time MBA and Specialty Masters Standards
 
The following vendors are in the process of becoming compliant for V.1 of the Part-time MBA and Specialty Masters Standards (in effect beginning with the graduating class of 2019 – students graduating between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019).
  • 12Twenty (estimated date of completion: 2018 year end).
  • Handshake (estimated date of completion: early September).

The following vendor has expressed a desire to become compliant for V.1 of the Part-time MBA and Specialty Masters Standards (in effect beginning with the graduating class of 2019 – students graduating between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019), but has not yet begun the formal process.
  • GradLeaders


Look for the MBA CSEA Approved Standards Vendor mark on vendors' products: