Hispanic Business Ranks MBA Program No. 3 in the Nation
The UTSA College of Business has been ranked the No. 3 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business in its September 2011 edition.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the College of Business has been ranked in the top 10 and the 14th year that Hispanic Business has conducted their study.
The rankings (in order) included the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio, New York University, University of Miami, University of Virginia, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, Yale University and Florida International University.
The UTSA MBA program has 311 students. The student body is 20 percent Hispanic, 31 percent minority and 35 percent female.
Hispanic Business ranked the top 10 universities nationally in business based on five criteria: enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support and services, retention rates and graduate program reputation.
College Recognized for Hispanic Undergraduate Degree Completion
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranked the College of Business No. 2 in the nation for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics in business according to their May 2011 edition.
The college had 439 Hispanic business graduates in 2010. More than 40 percent of the college’s undergraduate student body is Hispanic.
UTSA was ranked No. 4 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 11 nationally in the number of master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics. The magazine surveyed the 2010 academic year of the Top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
MBA Program Honored for Providing Outstanding Opportunities for Minority Students
Recognized for providing the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students,” the College of Business was ranked the No. 2 MBA program in the nation according to the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review. This is the sixth consecutive year that the college has been ranked in this category.
The College of Business shared the spotlight with such schools as Florida International University, Howard University, New Mexico State University, University of Michigan and University of Miami.
“Nationwide MBA programs average only 10 percent minorities. Our MBA program is leading the nation with more than 30 percent of our graduate student body being minorities,” said Dr. Lynda de la Viña, dean of the College of Business.
The Princeton Review conducted surveys with 19,000 business students. Business schools were judged based on institutional data such as percentage of minority students and percentage of minority faculty as well as student surveys assessing resources for minority students, the culture of the institution and diversity of student body.
College of Business Briefcase Brigade Wins First Place in the Battle of Flowers Parade
For the fourth straight year, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers parade. The parade through downtown San Antonio is part of the annual Fiesta San Antonio celebration.
The brigade, which was composed of business faculty, staff and students, performed a “precision” briefcase dance routine to the song “Working Man’s Ph.D.”
Student participants were Jerry Arriaga, Chelsi Bierschwale, Wendy Boaglio, Megan Chavez, Maria Galaviz, Michelle Garza, Marlena Gonzales, Miguel Hinojosa, Emily Jones, Patricia Lara, Jason Lorens, Rochelle Mata, Taiba Morou, Rose Ornelas, Jo Orozco, Daniel Perales, Eduardo Rincon, Christina Sikorra, Lauren Snoga, Jesus Valadez and Jose Velasquez.
Faculty participants were Dean Lynda de la Viña, Dr. Dan Hollas, Dr. Lisa Montoya, Dr. Chino Rao, Dr. David Teneyuca and Dr. Karen Williams.
Staff participants were Maureen Bird, Hope DeLeon, Wendy Frost, Lisa Gomez, Barbara Jackson, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Elaine Miller, Melisa Perez-Trevino, Kathy Pope, Joey Ramos, Karen Rayzor, Eddie Salinas and Sandy Wenzel.
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