MBA Program Ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Online MBA Ranked by Best Colleges
December 1, 2011
The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business MBA program was ranked 6th in the Southwest by Bloomberg BusinessWeek in its biennial business school rankings. This is the third consecutive year that the UTSA College of Business has been ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
"The MBA is our signature program in the college, and we are honored to once again be included in the BusinessWeek rankings,” said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business. “This ranking further validates the strength and quality of our MBA program. What is most impressive is that we were ranked highest in the category of academic quality.”
Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the top part-time MBA programs in six geographic regions. Three measures were used to compile the rankings. First, a student survey was sent to part-time MBA students to measure general student satisfaction.
Then, academic quality was assessed based on six equally weighted measures: average GMAT score, average work experience, percentage of tenured faculty teaching in the program, average class size, number of business electives available to part-time MBA students and the program’s completion rate. The UTSA College of Business ranked 12th in the academic quality category.
Finally, post-graduation outcomes such as advancement in current position, new job and attainment of career goals were determined based on survey responses.
Schools included in the Southwest regional ranking were (1) Rice, (2) Southern Methodist University, (3) University of Texas at Austin, (4) University of Texas at Dallas, (5) University of Denver and (6) UTSA.
The college's Online MBA was ranked one of the No. 8 online MBA in the world under $50,000 by Best Colleges. The rankings were based on each institution's prestige, academic quality and affordability.
Schools included in this ranking were (1) The University of Florida, (2) The University of Maastricht (Netherlands), (3) Arizona State University, (4) The University of Manchester (England), (5) Florida State University, (6) The University of Massachusetts, (7) Oklahoma State University and (8) UTSA.
The college's online MBA program is a web-based, asynchronous degree program that pools the resources and diverse perspectives of a consortium of University of Texas System institutions.
The UTSA College of Business offers a portfolio of 30 graduate business programs that are known for their high quality and affordability including the MBA, MBA International, Noon MBA and Executive MBA. Enrolling more than 600 graduate students, the UTSA College of Business graduate student body is diverse with 34 percent women, 30 percent minorities and 11 percent international students.
Nationally ranked and recognized the College of Business has also been named the No. 3 MBA program in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business and one of the top 10 MBA programs for minorities by the Princeton Review for the past six years.
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