Posted on March 26, 2019 by Wendy Frost

The UTSA College of Business MBA program was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as part of its Best Graduate Schools ranking.
Graduate students and Dr. Pamela Smith in Grad Student Lounge

The college’s part-time MBA program was ranked as the No. 4 Hispanic-serving institution in Texas, No. 9 in Texas and No. 127 in the nation.

“This ranking is a recognition by our peers and our employers attesting to the quality of education at the UTSA College of Business,” said Gerry Sanders, dean and Bodenstedt Chair in the College of Business. “Through the work of our faculty and the knowledge and experiences that they are teaching in the classroom, our students are thriving in the workplace and making immediate impacts to the business profession.”

MBA Program

The college offers both a full- and part-time MBA program that provides an intensive business education for students who want to reach the next level of their careers. Expanding upon a traditional business management program, the UTSA MBA strategically focuses on relevant business issues to stay current with changing workforce needs.

Our more than 250 MBA students study with top-notch faculty and network with professional peers who possess a variety of life experiences.  The college is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“Historically this is the highest ranking that we have received from U.S. News,” said Pamela Smith, associate dean of graduate studies. “As we continue to build upon our program, we look to improve our rankings in the future.”

Ranking Metrics

The U.S. News part-time MBA rankings are based on five factors: peer assessment, GMAT and GRE scores, undergraduate grade point average, years of work experience and percentage of full-time and part-time MBA enrollment.

More than 275 part-time MBA programs participated in the ranking. To be eligible, a program needed to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and have at least 20 students enrolled part-time in fall 2018.

In addition to the MBA program, the College of Business offers 11 specialized master’s degree programs in the areas of accounting, business, cyber security, data analytics, economics, finance, information technology, management of technology, public health, real estate and statistics and data science. 

— Wendy Frost