(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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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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