TAMIU College of Business Administration Gets National Ranking

TAMIU College of Business Administration
Ranks Third in Nation as Best for Minority Students

Texas A&M International University’s College of Business Administration has once again been named an outstanding business school in The Princeton Review’s “Best 282 Business Schools,” 2007 Edition, and was ranked third in the nation for the category: “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.”

The rank is based on the Review’s surveys of 18,000 students attending the 282 business schools profiled in the books and on institutional data from the schools. The survey asked students 80 questions about themselves, their career plans and their school’s academics, student body and campus life.

Dr. Jacky Yuk-Chow So, dean of the College of Business Administration, said the latest honor accorded the College is a testament to the College’s faculty and students.

“We are pleased that our efforts are being nationally recognized.  Our gifted faculty works diligently with our students, whose dedication to their classwork is most impressive. Together, they are charting a new global approach to business education, research and service that will well-prepare our graduates for tremendous futures,” Dr. So said.

Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for the Review, explained the importance of inclusion in “Best 282 Business Schools.”

“We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend TAMIU’s College of Business Administration to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA,” Franek wrote the University.

A two-page profile of the University in the New York-based education services company’s recently released edition notes that the strong international focus of the program “gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an international environment in which we can analyze situations of different countries. The diversity of the student body helps.”

Students also praise the “extremely optimistic” professors who “honestly care about their students and are always willing to offer a helping hand” and who “acknowledge that the majority of the class works full-time and also goes to school, so they make the assignments challenging, but not impossible.”

Students point out that “the small size of the program is a great strength because the student population is not big, so there is enough opportunity to interact with your professors and get to know everyone in your college.”

One student wrote, “Teachers are very good and highly cooperative, with great academic ability. They have the knowledge to impart, help the students and, offer their valuable suggestions to give their further course of action.”

Students also report “seminars provided by the school are good. Many important speakers visit the campus to deliver inspirational speeches on important current topics, including politics, finance, economics and health.”

The profile also includes a “Survey Says” sidebar that TAMIU students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about. It includes “friendly students,” “happy students,” “smart classrooms” and “solid preparation in finance, general management and teamwork.”

In the ranked category of  “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students,” TAMIU out-ranked the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ahead of TAMIU were Howard University in Washington, D.C., and University of Houston-Victoria.

The book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.

TAMIU's AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration offers an MBA, an MBA in International Banking (MBA-IBK), an MBA in International Trade (MBA-IT), a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc), a Master of Science in International Logistics (MS-IL), a Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS) and a Doctorate in International Business Administration (Ph.D.-IB).

For additional information regarding TAMIU College of Business Administration programs, contact Imelda Lopez, graduate admissions counselor, at 956.326.2485, e-mail lopez@tamiu.edu, visit offices in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center room 204 B or click on tamiu.edu/coba.

“Best 282 Business Schools” is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line also includes “Best 170 Law Schools” and an annual guide to the best medical schools. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

For additional information, visit: princetonreview.com.

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