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Hispanic Business names UTSA M.B.A. to top 10

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, College of Business

(Sept. 6, 2008)--The UTSA College of Business has been named one of the top 10 graduate business schools in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business in the September 2008 issue of the magazine.

"We are honored to be recognized for the first time by Hispanic Business," said Lynda de la ViƱa, dean of the UTSA College of Business and Peter Flawn Professor of Economics. "This ranking elevates the college into the upper echelon of business schools in the nation."

Other schools listed in the ranking included the University of Texas at Austin, Stanford, Duke, Columbia and Dartmouth.

Nationally ranked and recognized, the College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The college's innovative Flex M.B.A. program was ranked third in the Southwest and 26th nationwide by BusinessWeek in 2007.

Additional M.B.A. accolades include being named one of the top 10 M.B.A. programs for minority students by the Princeton Review for the last three years and receiving the Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic M.B.A.s in 2006.

Graduate offerings include the Flex M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., International M.B.A., Noon M.B.A. and Online M.B.A. More than 20 M.B.A. concentrations capitalize on the college's comparative advantages in the areas of globalization/cultural pluralism, security, capital markets, transformational leadership/entrepreneurship and health/technology.

The UTSA College of Business is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,000 students and 37 graduate and undergraduate programs. Accredited by AACSB International, 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."

Hispanic Business ranked the top 10 business schools nationally based on a number of criteria including enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support and services, retention rates and graduate program reputation.

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