UHV’s MBA programs ranked No. 17 on OnlineU most affordable list

The quality and reasonably priced education offered by the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration has captured the attention of a company ranking affordable online Master of Business Administration programs.

SR Education Group, a Kirkland, Wash.-based company focused on creating authoritative online education and career-related resources, published its OnlineU 2014 Most Affordable U.S. Online College Rankings earlier in June.

UHV is ranked No. 17 on the MBA list. The university’s tuition was the fourth lowest of the MBA programs in Texas that the group considered.

Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration, said the OnlineU list inclusion is welcome news.

Farhang Niroomand

“Quality, affordability and convenience are three of the hallmarks of our business school,” he said. “Offering MBA programs entirely online has expanded our reach tremendously. We’ve had graduates from across the country and overseas. Being on lists like this helps further spread the word about the value of our MBA offerings.”

SR Education Group only considered accredited schools that offer fully online programs to students anywhere in the country. Tuition figures were determined based on primary research conducted online and conversations with academic representatives whenever necessary. The company released lists for 24 subject areas.

All of the UHV business school’s graduate degrees can be completed online, including the Strategic and Global MBAs. The UHV School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is the highest level of accreditation available to business schools, and less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned it.

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The OnlineU award is one of several the business school has received during the past year. ranked the UHV Global MBA program fifth in the nation and the Strategic MBA 25th on its Online MBA “Best Buys” list. The UHV Bachelor of Business Administration program is ranked first in Texas and eighth in the U.S. by as a “Best Buy.”

UHV has been featured in The Princeton Review annual guidebook, “The Best 295 Business Schools,” since the 2007 edition. The business school is ranked No. 2 on the publication’s greatest opportunities for minority students list.

UHV’s MBA program also is ranked No. 161 by U.S. News and World Report among online graduate business programs.

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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.

Jeremy Shapiro