(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 UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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