UHV has third-largest MBA program in Houston

KATY – With its flexible course delivery and affordable tuition, the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration continues to be a popular choice for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

Farhang Niroomand

The Houston Business Journal recently listed UHV as having the third-largest Houston-area MBA program based on enrollment.

The UHV School of Business Administration had 537 MBA students this fall. Many of those students live in the Houston area and take classes at the UHV Katy Campus. Others took classes at UHV’s main campus in Victoria or online.

“The word is out about UHV’s high-quality, affordable MBA program,” said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. “We continue to be competitive for MBA students in one of the largest markets in the U.S. This top-three listing is a sign that we have a lot to offer students.”

UH-Downtown topped the Houston Business Journal enrollment list followed by Rice University. Of the dozen schools on the list, UHV had the most anticipated graduates and the second most affordable tuition per credit hour.

Jifu Wang

“Not only is UHV a great value, but our MBA students are finishing the program,” said Jifu Wang, UHV School of Business Administration associate dean and MBA program director. “A lot of our students already are working full time and have busy lives. But with UHV’s accessibility and flexibility, they are able to excel in the courses at their pace.”

UHV offers a Global MBA and a Strategic MBA. The global degree provides students with an international perspective while the strategic degree teaches students a cross-disciplinary approach to tackling complex business problems.

UHV consolidated its Greater Houston operations during the summer to its new UHV Katy Campus, 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2. A number of MBA classes were held this fall at the new campus as was several events, including the school’s Distinguished Speaker Series and MBA Case Conference. The school also holds classes and events in Victoria.

“It’s encouraging that we remain in the top three on the list given that many of our face-to-face students had to get used to taking classes in a new location,” Niroomand said. “Now that we are established in Katy for the long run, I think we have the foundation for more growth.”

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