In the recently released 2007 edition of its Best 282 Business Schools, the Princeton Review rated the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration highly for the outstanding opportunities it offers students, particularly minorities. UHV was selected for inclusion in the book from more than 500 accredited business schools in the United States.
Rather than rank schools on a single hierarchical list, the Princeton Review creates 11 lists ranking the top 10 business schools in various categories. UHV distinguished itself in providing opportunities for minority students and was rated second overall among the nation’s business schools in this category.
According to Princeton Review vice president for publishing Robert Franek, “We choose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them. We are pleased to recommend UHV to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”
UHV President Tim Hudson noted, “We’re fortunate to be located in an area rich in cultural diversity, and I want to congratulate our business faculty for their commitment to our mission of making quality higher education accessible to all our constituents.”
In the book’s profile on UHV, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as having abundant degree options, noting that students can pursue a traditional MBA, a global MBA and an MBA in economic development and entrepreneurship. International students also have the option to pursue an MBA through a fourth-year bridge program.
“We’re certainly honored to receive such a distinction from the Princeton Review, since, for many years, students have held it in high regard when choosing their respective colleges and universities,” said Charles Bullock, dean of the School of Business Administration. “The rating confirms the outstanding scholarship being conducted by our faculty and the commitment of our staff to making these programs available to our students.”
To collect data, the Princeton Review used an 80-question survey that asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools. Several students are directly quoted within the profile on UHV, including a student who told the Princeton Review UHV “is a good fit for students that really want to learn, but not for students who just want to check the box that an MBA was completed.”
The Princeton Review (not affiliated with Princeton University) is a New York-based education services company known for its college and career guidebooks. For more information on the School of Business Administration at UHV, contact Jane Mims at (361) 570-4892.