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UHV online MBA programs ranked among most affordable in country

Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.


A consumer group that rates online college programs has once again ranked two University of Houston-Victoria Master of Business Administration degrees as some of the most affordable in the country.

GetEducated.com put the UHV School of Business Administration's Global MBA program fourth on its 2012 list of "Best Buys."

"We strive to offer our students excellence, affordability and accessibility," said dean of the UHV School of Business Administration, Farhang Niroomand.

This ranking is based on a comprehensive review of 139 competing online MBA programs nationwide that have been accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

In 2010, the UHV School of Business Administration received reaccreditation from AACSB, a hallmark of excellence achieved by less than 5 percent of business schools.

"UHV's Best Buy rating for its online MBA programs honors the school as a nationally ranked leader in the field of online education," GetEducated.com founder Vicky Phillips said.

The Global MBA started at UHV in the fall of 2006 and made the biennial "Best Buy" list in 2008 and 2010.

The program teaches students how to understand and manage cultural differences inherent in a global workforce and apply appropriate specialized knowledge of theories, models and tools to solve global business and managerial issues.

The national tuition average for an AACSB-accredited online MBA degree is $36,166, according to GetEducated.com, but UHV charges considerably less.

The Global MBA costs $10,620 for Texas residents and $18,420 for out-of-state residents.

Tuition for the Strategic MBA is $16,992 for Texas residents and $24,472 for out-of-state residents.

The school's Strategic MBA program was ranked 25th.

It's the fifth consecutive time the online Strategic MBA degree has made the "Best Buy" list.

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