MBA Program Ranks 6th in Hispanic Business Magazine Top 10 List

August 28, 2008

Hispanic Business Top Graduate School 2008

The MBA program at UTEP’s College of Business Administration has been ranked 6th among the Top 10 business graduate programs for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine. This is the first time the MBA Program has received this recognition.

Hispanic Business magazine features UTEP’s College of Business 6th place ranking in its September edition, which includes the 2008 Diversity Report listing Top 10 Graduate Schools for Hispanics in four fields. The report determines a school's rank using several factors, including percentage of Hispanic students and faculty, recruiting programs, mentorship programs, Hispanic student organizations, and retention and graduation rates of Hispanic students. The Top 10 list includes UT Austin, Stanford, Duke, Columbia, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, Florida International, UT San Antonio and University of Florida.

“We are honored by this ranking. It recognizes the efforts of the UTEP College of Business to offer a competitive MBA curriculum, expand our outreach and recruitment efforts, support the success of our students, and diversify our faculty,” said Dr. Robert Nachtmann, Dean of the College of Business Administration.
Nachtmann added that the MBA program has tracked a 60 percent growth in enrollment during the last two years.
“This ranking is a proud first for us. There is no doubt it will lift the profile of the MBA Program and College of Business” said Laura M. Uribarri, Director of MBA Programs.
The College of Business anticipates that inclusion in the Top 10 list will help recruitment efforts for both students and faculty who are searching for supportive academic environment focused on global enterprise. Additionally, this ranking will help connect the College’s top MBA graduates with leading employers throughout the country.
“We hope to capitalize on this ranking to build enthusiasm and engagement among our students, alumni, and corporate partners,” Uribarri said. “Everyone wants to be part of a winning team.”
The magazine started the list in 1998 for top law and business schools. The list now includes medical and engineering schools. UTEP’s College of Engineering, which has topped the publication’s engineering list the last three years, will make the list again this year.

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