Close names UHV MBAs ‘Best Buy’ degree programs recently rated the University of Houston-Victoria’s Global Master of Business Administration one of its top 30 “Best Buys” for the first time, while the university’s Strategic MBA made the list for the third time.
“ is one of the most reliable sources of information for students interested in distance learning,” said Jane Mims, director of services for the UHV School of Business Administration. “We are so pleased to be recognized by this organization again for our efforts to provide quality degree programs at a reasonable cost for our students.”


The online degree clearinghouse reviewed 62 online MBA options offered by graduate business schools throughout the nation. ranked UHV’s Global MBA second and its Strategic MBA 11th in its list of the top 30 high-quality, low-cost programs. UHV and all other universities reviewed for the list are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


“UHV School of Business Administration Dean Charles Bullock and his faculty and staff are to be commended for these rankings,” UHV President Tim Hudson said. “UHV strives to make higher education possible for all students, and these rankings show that we are keeping costs to our business students low while at the same time offering award-winning programs.”


UHV was the top-ranked “Best Buy” in Texas in the 2008 rankings. Other Texas universities recognized were Texas A&M University-Commerce (No. 4), the University of Texas System (No. 15) and the University of Texas-Dallas (No. 32).


The national tuition average for an AACSB-accredited online MBA is $32,200, according to, but UHV charges considerably less.


The cost for in-state students to get a Global MBA at UHV is $8,730 if they take the 30-credit program with all undergraduate course work completed. Out-of-state students pay $15,570 at UHV. In-state students who want to obtain a Strategic MBA at UHV pay $13,968 for 48 credits, while out-of-state students pay $24,912.


The Global MBA started at UHV in the fall of 2006 and now has 73 students enrolled. UHV has more than 600 students in its established Strategic MBA program. first recognized UHV in 2004 when it ranked the Strategic MBA fourth as a “Best Buy” in regionally accredited universities across the nation. UHV received AACSB accreditation in 2005, and its Strategic MBA was ranked ninth in 2006 compared with other AACSB-accredited schools. The rankings come out every other year.


“The University of Houston-Victoria is an excellent example of an established, quality-based higher education brand that is truly meeting the public mission entrusted to it: helping a new generation of learners get educated by employing innovative delivery methods coupled with fiscally responsible practices,” said Vicky Phillips, founder and chief education analyst for has researched and published consumer data about online education since 1989. The online degree clearinghouse has been cited by CNN Money and Newsweek as a credible, trustworthy source for information about online degree programs.

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.

Paula Cobler