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UM School of Business Ranked No. 5 in U.S. for Hispanic MBAs

September 08, 2011
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No. 5 ranked MBA program for Hispanics in the United States

Hispanic Business magazine has ranked the MBA program at the School of Business as the nation’s No. 5 such program for Hispanics. The ranking, published in the magazine’s September 2011 issue, is based on a number of factors including the percentage of Hispanic students and faculty at the School, the number of Hispanic recruitment programs the School offers, the number of campus organizations for Hispanics, and the School’s national reputation.

“I'm very pleased to see the School recognized for providing one of the nation’s best learning environments for Hispanic MBA students,” said Gene Anderson, the School’s dean. “Diversity is one of our distinguishing strengths -- it is central to the character of our School, the ideas that we generate, and the educational and professional development opportunities we provide our students.”

Among services the School provides to 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. 

The 2011 Hispanic Business ranking follows recognition in 2010 by the Princeton Review, which ranked the School No. 6 in the nation for providing the greatest opportunity for minority MBA students.

Hispanic Business also ranked the top medical schools and law schools for Hispanics. The University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine is ranked No. 1, while the School of Law is ranked No. 6.

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