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School of Business Ranked No. 3 Among Nation’s Top Business Schools for Hispanics

September 02, 2009
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GraduatesThe graduate business program at the School of Business is ranked the nation’s No. 3 program for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine in its September issue. The rankings are based on a survey which takes into account a number of factors to determine which business schools offer the most to Hispanic graduate students, from recruiting and retaining Hispanic MBA students to offering the best quality business education for Hispanics.
“The UM School of Business Administration, with its strategic location at the gateway to Latin America, diverse faculty and student body, and long-running graduate programs designed specifically for Hispanics both from the U.S. and Latin America, is fast becoming the business educator of choice for Hispanics from around the world,” said Barbara E. Kahn, dean of the School of Business Administration. “We are very pleased to be recognized for providing a highly desirable learning and professional growth environment for Hispanics seeking to succeed in business careers.”

The survey shows that Hispanics make up more than 20 percent of the School of Business full-time faculty and that nearly a quarter of the full-time MBA class of 2008 was Hispanic. The School is one of the only U.S. business schools to offer a Master of Science in Professional Management and Executive MBA program taught entirely in Spanish.  The program draws executive participants from such Latin American countries as Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador. Beginning in October, the School will deliver an Executive MBA program in Puerto Rico for executives and other professionals living in the commonwealth.

On campus, the School’s Ziff Graduate Career Services Center provides career counseling services for Hispanic MBA students including scholarships to attend the annual career fair of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). The center also provides a student liaison for the South Florida NSHMBA Chapter, connects Latin American students with Latin American companies for employment, and provides networking opportunities and panel discussions through the Latin American Business Association. NSHMBA Scholarships are provided to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the Hispanic community.

Hispanic Business also ranked the top law schools and medical schools for Hispanics. The University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine is ranked No. 2, while the School of Law is ranked No. 5. See the complete rankings here.
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