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TAMIU Online MPA, MBA in Finance Programs Ranked in National Surveys Posted: 5/03/18

TAMIU Online MPA, MBA in Finance Programs Ranked in National Surveys


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Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in International Banking and Finance program have been recently ranked in two separate national surveys.

TAMIU’s Online MPA program ranked No. 15 in online source, Master Programs Guide’s ranking of the Top 50 Online Master’s Programs that Do Not Require the GRE. The ranking can be found here.

The University’s Online MBA with a Concentration in International Banking and Finance program ranked No. 12 in online source, Master of Finance’s ranking of the Top 50 Best Online Finance Master’s Degrees in 2018. The ranking can be found here.

According to Master Programs Guide, TAMIU’s MPA program’s ranking was derived using several criteria including commendation, accreditation, accessibility and specialization availability.

“The GRE is the standard test used to assess an applicant’s readiness for graduate-level programs for many schools,” Master Programs Guide states, “However, there has been a recent trend of schools foregoing the GRE test score requirement as part of the application process.”

The site further states, “Schools are looking at other factors, and this translates into prospective students having the option of pursuing degrees without having to take the GRE.”

For its part, Master of Finance looked at four criteria before ranking TAMIU’s Master of Finance Degree program. They include tuition points, student-to-faculty ratio points, national recognition, and bonus for special tuition discount for online students.

“The list of the top 50 best online finance masters degrees in 2018 is tailor-made for the ambitious individual who has earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and has a few years of professional experience,” the site states, “It is likely that you are now considering your next move. For those individuals who make the jump to a higher degree, a master’s of science in finance, the jobs outlook is encouraging.”

Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU MPA program director, said TAMIU’s Online MPA Program is committed to preparing students interested in seeking careers in the public and nonprofit sectors as well as to lead and manage public agencies, programs and projects.

“The MPA program is especially beneficial for mid-career professionals seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills,” Dr. Haruna said, “The MPA program also offers a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management for students who wish to pursue careers in nonprofit management.”

Dr. Steve Sears, A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business dean, said the School is honored to be included in the latest ranking.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Online Finance Master’s Degrees,” Dr. Sears said, “The A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business provides students with five online MBA options online, which also includes one in Spanish. We also draw from a multicultural faculty of recognized experts in their fields who are focused on providing students with the best education possible.”

TAMIU’s MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). TAMIU is the only regional institution in The Texas A&M University System to have this accreditation. NASPAA is a national organization with the authority to award accreditation to graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs.

Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Sanchez School of Business strives to provide high-quality professional and internationalized education to undergraduate, masters-level, and doctoral students.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and is earned by less than 5% of the world's business programs.

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