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UHV business master’s programs receive national recognition

Two University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration graduate programs in human resource management and international business recently received national rankings based on such factors as affordability, academic quality and student success.

OnlineMasters.com ranked the UHV School of Business Administration’s Strategic and Global Master of Business Administration in human resource management programs 36th out of 50 on its 2019 Best Online MBA in Human Resources Programs list. The website also listed the university’s Strategic MBA in international business as 45th on its 2019 Best Online MBA in International Business Programs list.

Jifu Wang

“Human resource management and international business are just two of the many excellent concentrations and programs the business school offers,” said Jifu Wang, associate dean of the school. “These rankings are welcome reminders that our faculty and staff have created opportunities for students to earn quality degrees in important areas of study.”

The website ranked programs based on three main areas: affordability, which accounted for 20 percent of the university’s score; academic quality, which was 40 percent of the score; and student success, which made up the final 40 percent.

The affordability category examined the overall cost of the program, textbooks and other enrollment costs, as well as the percentage of students who took out loans and how many defaulted on loans. UHV’s annual graduate tuition for a Texas resident taking 18 hours during the 2019-2020 year is $6,338.

The academic quality portion of the ranking looked at enrollment, retention and graduation rates; whether the program is offered online; and the faculty’s credentials and training. UHV’s overall enrollment for fall 2018 was 4,381 students. The UHV School of Business Administration also is accredited through AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which accredits less than 5 percent of business schools throughout the world.

The third group of factors used to assess UHV’s program was student success, which constituted 40 percent of the ranking and looked at the school’s graduate reputation, student engagement through instructor accessibility, and student services and technology.

Lee Kheng Kam

For UHV student Lee Kheng Kam, a Cypress resident earning her Strategic MBA in human resources management, the program is equipping her for success in her future career. Kam took a sabbatical from her career to earn her MBA, and she plans to graduate in December. In particular, Kam was impressed by how UHV’s faculty focuses on equipping students for success.

“The professors are professional and dedicated to seeing their students be academically successful,” she said. “I have one professor who teaches an online class, but she still takes time every week to meet with me face to face to go over any material I am having trouble understanding. She and others have really gone above and beyond to make sure I understand and can apply the knowledge.”

To learn more about these and other UHV School of Business Administration programs, contact the school at 800-687-4293 or busadvisor@uhv.edu.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations 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 a teaching center in Katy, 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.