The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business was ranked as one of the top part-time MBA programs in the nation by BusinessWeek in its biennial business school rankings edition released today. Nationally, the UTSA College of Business part-time MBA program is ranked 28th. This is the second consecutive year that the UTSA College of Business has been ranked by BusinessWeek.
“The MBA is our signature program in the college, and we are honored to once again be included in the BusinessWeekrankings,” 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 categories based on student satisfaction and academic quality.”
The UTSA College of Business ranked 10th in the student satisfaction category and received top marks for its teaching quality, caliber of classmates and curriculum. More than 99 schools participated in this year’s ranking.
BusinessWeek ranked the top five 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. Finally, post-MBA 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 Dallas, (4) University of Texas at San Antonio and (5) University of Texas at Austin.
The UTSA College of Business offers a portfolio of 26 graduate business programs that are known for their high quality and affordability including the MBA, MBA International, Noon MBA, Online MBA and Executive MBA. Enrolling more than 550 graduate students, the UTSA College of Business student body is diverse with 46 percent of students attending part time, 38 percent women, and 25 percent Hispanics. Nationally ranked and recognized the College of Business has also been named the No. 1 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 five years.