MBA Program Ranked No. 6 in Nation for Opportunity Provided to Minority Students
October 07, 2009
“We’re very pleased to be recognized once again for providing one of the nation’s best MBA learning environments for minorities,” said Dean Barbara E. Kahn. “The combination of the School’s diverse student body, international faculty and globally-focused curriculum provides all of our students with the kind of learning experience they need to be successful in an economy where all business is global.”
The ranking follows a report in September by Hispanic Business magazine which cited the School as having the nation’s No. 3 MBA program for Hispanics. The Hispanic Business ranking is based on a number of factors ranging from the recruitment and retention of Hispanic MBA students to the quality of business education provided to Hispanics.
The Princeton Review book also includes profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions. The profile for the School of Business says “UM excels in numerous disciplines. Students laud the ‘strong finance department,’ the ‘great [concentration] in international business, the ‘strong marketing curriculum,’ and UM’s ‘good slant towards the health fields, with a strong emphasis on problems we are facing today, including Obama’s health plan, universal health care, and global health care.’”
Students also said the School’s faculty members are “renowned for [their] research and corporate experience, are able to speak to us using [their] experiences” and said they appreciate that their professors “are very accessible.”