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 Date: October 16, 2007 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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Princeton Review rates UHV School of Business Administration One of the Best for Minorities, again


 

For the second year in a row, the Princeton Review rated the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration second on its list of Greatest Opportunities for Minority Students.

 

The Princeton Review—known for it college rankings based on how students rate their schools—this week released the 2008 edition of its annual business school guidebook which also features rankings uniquely based on student surveys. "Best 290 Business Schools" has 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools in various categories from "Best Professors" to "Best Career Prospects."

 

The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 290 business schools in the book, and on school-reported data.

 

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president for publishing, "We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them."

 

UHV President Tim Hudson was pleased with the announcement. "Increasing student diversity in graduate business programs bodes well for the future economic well-being of both our region and the state. It''s exciting to know that the UHV School of Business Administration is on the leading edge of such an important trend."

 

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 master’s degree in economic development and entrepreneurship. International students also have the option to pursue an MBA through a fourth-year bridge program.

 

"We're delighted to receive this recognition for the second year," Charles Bullock said, dean of the School of Business Administration. "Being included among the 'best business schools' testifies to our success in providing high-quality programs to graduate students. Receiving the ranking on top of that shows how committed we are to our core value of diversity."

 

Student praise for the MBA program focused on online delivery, enthusiastic fellow students, and the MBA Conference, which was described as the highlight of the program. According to one student, the conference "really helps us to recapture all the concepts that we have learned throughout the program."

 

The Princeton Review (not affiliated with Princeton University) is a New York-based education services company known for its test-prep courses, education programs, admission services, and 200 books published by Random House.

 

For more information on the School of Business Administration at UHV, please contact Jane Mims at (361) 570-4239.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.