(Nov. 24, 2009)--The UTSA College of Business recently was named a University Partner by the National Society of Hispanic M.B.A.s (NSHMBA). The partnership was announced this month during the NSHMBA San Antonio Chapter banquet.
The University Partner program was established by NSHMBA to increase the number of Hispanic students completing bachelor's and master's degrees. Partners agree to provide financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students. The first UTSA NSHMBA scholarship will be awarded in fall 2010.
"It is an honor that my alma mater has become a NSHMBA University Partner," said Peter Morales, president of the San Antonio chapter of NSHMBA and assistant director of graduate business career services in the College of Business. "As a first-generation college graduate, I understand the importance of a graduate business education for an individual's professional advancement, and I appreciate the college's commitment to supporting the development of leaders in our community."
The UTSA College of Business has been active with NSHMBA since 2001. In 2006, the college received NSHMBA's Brillante Award for Educational Excellence, their most prestigious award. NSHMBA's mission is to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development.
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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