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School of Business Administration


School of Arts & Sciences | School of Business Administration | School of Education & Human Development | School of Nursing

University West, Suite 213
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 361.570.4231     Fax: 361.580.5529
Email: busadvisor@uhv.edu

The mission of the School of Business Administration is to provide high-quality academic programs at all levels but with special emphasis at the graduate level, primarily for non-traditional students. Our mission is supported by hiring and retaining qualified faculty who ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in the domestic and international marketplace.

We dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement in the following areas:

        Curriculum : Providing adaptive programs, particularly at the graduate level, that prepare our graduates 
        for successful business careers in a rapidly changing, global and technological environment.

        Outreach : Offering educational opportunities to underserved constituencies through a variety of delivery 
        modes (e.g., off-campus sites and Internet) and collaborative arrangements; and offering economic 
        development through sponsored centers.

        Intellectual Contributions : Fostering intellectual contributions that emphasize the application of 
        knowledge to improve management practices, with a lesser emphasis placed on the discovery of new 
        knowledge and the enhancement of knowledge related to instructional development.

        Service : Providing a balanced array of services to the institution, profession and community, within the 
        constraints of our primary focus on teaching and research.

The UHV School of Business Administration aspires to global leadership in quality, innovative, adaptive and technology-driven programs that prepare students from diverse backgrounds for careers in the domestic and international marketplace.

The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of almost 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. AACSB’s Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world.

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process that includes an external review of a school’s ability to provide quality programs. Institutional accreditation is an overall review of the entire university. Specialized accreditation communicates to other schools, potential employers, and the general public that degree programs in a particular field have passed a rigorous review and that students are learning all they need to know about that area of study. AACSB International grants specializes accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs.