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UM School of Business Ranked No. 4 in U.S. for Hispanic MBAs

September 01, 2010
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Hispanic Business RankingsHispanic Business magazine has ranked the MBA program at the School of Business as the nation’s No. 4 such program for Hispanics. The rankings, published in the magazine’s September 2010 issue, 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.

“We’re very pleased to see the UM School of Business recognized yet again for embracing diversity as a business and educational imperative,” said Dean Barbara E. Kahn. “Being recognized as a leader for Hispanic graduate students is particularly significant as we launch and grow programs for Hispanics in the U.S., Latin America and beyond.”

In October 2009, the School took its long-running Executive MBA program to Puerto Rico and is now in talks with a number of companies to develop customized executive education programs there. The School is also one of the only U.S. business schools to offer an Executive MBA program taught entirely in Spanish. And over the past year, the School established partnerships with a number of leading Latin American universities to offer new international study opportunities and faculty exchanges. They include the University of São Paulo in Brazil, the Pontifica Universidad Católica Business School (CENTRUM) in Peru, and the University of San Andrés School of Business in Argentina.

Among services provided to on-campus Hispanic graduate students is career counseling including scholarships to attend the annual career fair of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). The School’s Ziff Graduate Career Services 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. The School also offers the NSHMBA University Partnership Program Scholarship to select applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the Hispanic community. 

In 2009, the Princeton Review ranked the School No. 6 in the nation for providing the greatest opportunity for minority MBA students, while the Financial Times ranked the School No. 5 in the world for female Executive MBA students and No. 10 in the world for women faculty.

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. 3. See the complete rankings here.

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