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Hispanic Business Names UTSA MBA Program Top 10 in the Nation

September 2, 2008

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business has been named one of the top 10 graduate business schools in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business in their September 2008 edition.

"We are honored to be recognized for the first time by Hispanic Business," said Dr. Lynda de la Viña, 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."

This is the first year that UTSA has been included in the listing and the 11th year that Hispanic Business has conducted their study. 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 MBA program was ranked #3 in the Southwest and #26 nationwide by BusinessWeek in 2007. Additional MBA accolades include being named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minority students by the Princeton Review for the past three years and receiving the Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in 2006.

Graduate offerings include the Flex MBA program, an Executive MBA program, an International MBA, a Noon MBA and an Online MBA. More than 20 different MBA 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 different graduate and undergraduate business 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.

Wendy Frost—

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