Posted: 6/03/21

Two TAMIU A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Programs Receive Top Rankings


Dr. Steve Sears
Dr. Steve Sears  

Two Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business programs recently received top accolades from recognized online sources.

The first accolade was received from online source, University HQ, where TAMIU ranked #1 in the Top 100 Best Affordable Finance Degree Programs for 2021. The full ranking is available here: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/rankings/most-affordable-finance-schools/#rankings

The second  recognition is from College Consensus, where TAMIU ranked #21 among the Best Online Master's in I.T. Management Programs 2021. The complete ranking is available here: https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-online-masters-information-technology-management/

TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Dean Dr. Steve Sears said the Sanchez School of Business is honored to receive the accolades.

"On behalf of my colleagues in the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, we are honored to be recognized for our inclusion in the HQ business program rankings for 2021.  First, our program in Finance has been recognized as the most affordable finance degree program.  As our school and University are located on the border between Texas and México, we strive to provide a quality educational experience at an affordable price to our students, many of whom represent the first in their families to go to college," Dr. Sears said, "Second, our Master of Science in Information Science (MS in IS) program has been recognized by HQ as a top program and is a program aimed at the student seeking an advanced understanding in data analytics and a deeper understanding about  how to manage information in an increasingly changing technological world." 

University HQ's Award for Top 100 Best Affordable Finance Degree Programs for 2021

College Census's Badge for Best Online Master's in I.T. Management Programs 2021

According to University HQ, the programs in its ranking can lead to excellent careers in a field that is broad as well as deep.

TAMIU is a school "located in an international hub providing multilingual and multicultural poise with affordable finance programs," HQ states. It adds that TAMIU's  location is in a "fast-growing community with a tropical climate, colorful environment, and enjoyable lifestyle."

To arrive at its ranking, HQ states it used government sources, which are unbiased, consistent and reliable. Factors used included retention rate, graduation rate, admission rate, cost of tuition, graduating salary, number of programs offered, online programs offered, loan default rate, diplomas awarded and the percentage of students receiving financial aid.

HQ's full ranking methodology is explained  here: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/rankings/#methodology

For its part, College Consensus explains that the Sanchez School of Business provides an online Master of Science in Information Science: https://online.tamiu.edu/programs/ms-information-science.aspx

"This fully online program emphasizes the application of technical and analytical tools to meet organizational problems," College Consensus states, "The study of advanced data manipulation, and the programming of modern, data-intensive applications and file structures, help distance learners learn how to network business leaders with the technologies to better their organizations."

To rank the best Online Master's in I.T. Management degrees, top business schools across the country were examined, and schools that offer online and hybrid master’s degrees focused on the marriage of business and technology were ranked, the site states.

College Consensus' full ranking methodology is explained here: https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-online-masters-information-technology-management/

Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), TAMIU's Sanchez School of Business strives to provide high-quality professional and internationalized education to its 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.

For a complete list of  Sanchez School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs, visit www.tamiu.edu/arssb/

TAMIU Summer and Fall 2021 Registration is underway. For detailed registration information, visit: https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2021/04/tamiuregistration040121.shtml

TAMIU’s Fall 2021 plans are focused on a return to a full and vibrant on-campus experience for all students, faculty and staff at the 300-acre northeast Laredo campus. 

For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 326.2250, email registrar@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the University Success Center, suite 121.