UHV graduate accounting program earns national recognition

A national Master of Business Administration guide has included the University of Houston-Victoria in its Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Accounting 2017 list for the program’s affordability, accreditation and other advantages.

Farhang Niroomand

The UHV School of Business Administration’s Master of Business Administration in accounting was ranked 39th in the nation by Online MBA Today. UHV is one of four Texas universities included in the list.

“This ranking displays the clear excellence the UHV School of Business Administration demands of its programs,” said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the school. “The program is not only affordable; it is easily accessible through online courses for students in all walks of life.”

When creating the list, Online MBA Today looked at several factors, including tuition, accreditation, graduation rates, early-career salary for recent graduates and other rankings from prestigious organizations such as the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.


The website references the university’s affordable tuition. UHV is the second-most affordable program in the list. In addition, the university’s accreditation through AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is acknowledged. AACSB International accredits less than 5 percent of business schools throughout the world.

“Our accreditation through AACSB International is a monumental achievement that speaks volumes about the quality of the UHV School of Business Administration,” Niroomand said. “It is a signal that our students can expect to receive a top-quality education.”

The entry references the accounting program’s listing as 19th best in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company that specializes in education and study abroad. UHV also was included in the 2016 Princeton Review’s The Best 295 Business Schools.

In addition, the entry listed some of the elective courses MBA students can take to earn their degrees: “Advanced Studies in Taxation,” “Contemporary Issues in Accounting,” “Accounting Ethics,” “Oil & Gas Accounting,” “Tax Research,” “International Accounting” and “Governmental & Not-For-Profit Accounting.”

“Rankings such as this are welcome confirmation that our accounting program is outstanding,” Niroomand said. “Our students leave UHV with a strong advantage in the business community, and I am proud to see the school receive this acknowledgement.”

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.