(Nov. 6, 2009)--The UTSA College of Business was ranked as one of the top part-time M.B.A. programs in the nation by BusinessWeek in its biennial business school rankings edition released today. Nationally, the UTSA College of Business part-time M.B.A. program is ranked 28th. This is the second consecutive year that the UTSA College of Business has been ranked by BusinessWeek.
"The M.B.A. is our signature program in the college, and we are honored to once again be included in the BusinessWeek rankings," said Lynda de la Vina, dean of the UTSA College of Business. "This ranking further validates the strength and quality of our M.B.A. program. What is most impressive is that we were ranked highest in the categories based on student satisfaction and academic quality."
The UTSA College of Business ranked 10th in the student satisfaction category and received top marks for its teaching quality, caliber of classmates and curriculum. More than 99 schools participated in this year's ranking.
BusinessWeek ranked the top five part-time M.B.A. programs in six geographic regions. Three measures were used to compile the rankings. First, a student survey was sent to part-time M.B.A. students to measure general student satisfaction. Then, academic quality was assessed based on six equally weighted measures: average GMAT score, average work experience, percentage of tenured faculty teaching in the program, average class size, number of business electives available to part-time M.B.A. students and the program's completion rate. Finally, post-M.B.A. outcomes such as advancement in current position, new job and attainment of career goals were determined based on survey responses.
Schools included in the southwest regional ranking were Rice University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas at Austin.
The UTSA College of Business offers a portfolio of 26 graduate business programs that are known for their high quality and affordability including the M.B.A., M.B.A. International, Noon M.B.A., Online M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. Enrolling more than 550 graduate students, the UTSA College of Business student body is diverse with 46 percent of students attending part time, 38 percent women, and 25 percent Hispanics.
Nationally ranked and recognized the College of Business has also been named the No. 1 M.B.A. program in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business and one of the top 10 M.B.A. programs for minorities by the Princeton Review for the past five years.
About the UTSA College of Business
The UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. UTSA's College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing the college in the top 10 percent of business schools worldwide. One of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students, the college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World."
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The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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