Close names UHV MBA programs Best Buys recently ranked the University of Houston-Victoria Global Master of Business Administration fifth in the nation and the Strategic MBA 25th on its Online MBA “Best Buys” list.

The national organization rates online college programs, including the MBA list that focused on UHV and other schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of business schools around the world have earned the accreditation from AACSB International.

“Our school continues to strive to offer quality degree programs for reasonable prices, and this ranking confirms that we are meeting our goals,” said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. “With two of our online programs making the list, we find ourselves not only among the elite in accreditation but also in affordability.”

The average cost of an online business master’s degree is $37,011, according to The UHV Global MBA costs about $11,400, and the Strategic MBA costs about $18,200 for Texas residents. This does not include financial aid, which often reduces actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Farhang Niroomand

The Online MBA “Best Buy” ranking is based on a national survey of 93 regionally accredited universities that offer 147 different online MBA degrees. The survey covered the major areas of business administration. The list is updated every two years. first recognized UHV in 2004. It currently ranks the business school’s Bachelor of Business Administration program first in Texas and eighth in the U.S. as a “Best Buy.”

This is the fourth consecutive time the Global MBA has made the list since the degree was first offered in 2006. The program teaches students how to understand and manage cultural differences in a global workforce and apply knowledge of theories, models and tools to solve global business and managerial issues.

The online Strategic MBA made the list for the sixth consecutive time. The program uses a cross-disciplinary approach to complex business problems and incorporates real-world, applied learning through discussion of current business issues, case studies, simulations and team projects.

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The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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