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UTSA College of Business named one of top M.B.A. programs for minorities

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(Oct. 26, 2011) -- The UTSA College of Business was ranked the No. 3 M.B.A. program in the nation providing the "Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students" according to the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review's "The Best 294 Business Schools." This is the seventh consecutive year that the College of Business has been ranked in this category.

The UTSA College of Business shared the spotlight with such schools as Emory University, Florida International University, Fordham University, Howard University, Thunderbird and University of Massachusetts.

"We are honored to be recognized by the Princeton Review for the seventh straight year," said Lynda de la Vina, dean of the UTSA College of Business. "This ranking speaks to the quality of our academic programming and the services that we provide minority students. Our M.B.A. program is leading the nation with more than 30 percent of our graduate student body and half of our graduate faculty being minorities."

The Princeton Review conducted surveys with more than 19,000 business students at the best AACSB-accredited M.B.A. programs in the world. Business schools were judged based on institutional data such as percentage of minority students and percentage of minority faculty as well as based on student surveys assessing resources for minority students, culture of institution and diversity of student body.

Most recently the college was named the No. 3 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business and is ranked No. 4 in the Southwest and No. 28 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek for its part-time M.B.A. program.

The UTSA College of Business offers a flexible M.B.A. program where students can attend part time, full time and during the evening. Eleven M.B.A. concentrations are offered in addition to specialized programs such as the one-year M.B.A. international degree program. The college's M.B.A. program has 240 students -- 30 percent minority, 30 percent female and 21 percent Hispanic.

The UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students and 47 different graduate and undergraduate business programs.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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