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Top 10 Business Schools For Hispanics

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University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

Admissions, McCombs School of Business, MBA Program Office
1 University Station B6004
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 471-7612
Fax: (512) 471-4131
www.mccombs.utexas.edu

Total graduate enrollment..................................795
Hispanic graduate enrollment...............................116
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment.......................15
Total MBA degrees earned...................................386
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics............................50
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics.................13


The McCombs MBA Program offers financial support to student organizations such as the Hispanic Graduate Business Association, the International MBA Students Association, and the Consortium Fellows Business Association. In addition to being one of the 13 schools in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management, the school annually sponsors and participates in the conference for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. The school also hosts and sponsors events for the Austin chapter of NSHMBA. Hispanic students have comprised between 10 percent and 15 percent of each incoming MBA class, and curriculum emphasizes a global understanding of business. Through the Plus Program, students can explore corporate and cultural differences through school-sponsored study in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. The joint-degree program in Latin American Studies is designed to meet demand for business specialists with an understanding of Latin American politics and cultures. The school has partnered with more than 20 of the world's top schools, including 10 of the top business schools in Latin America, to offer exchange and double-degree programs.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School

CB 3490, McColl Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
(919) 962-3236
Fax: (919) 962-0898
www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Total graduate enrollment....................................546
Hispanic graduate enrollment.................................61
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment.........................11
Total MBA degrees earned.....................................273
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics..............................45
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics...................17


The Kenan-Flagler Business School emphasizes curriculum designed to develop the skills and knowledge identified by employers as critical to career performance: leadership, communication, interpersonal communication, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and strategic thinking. Hispanic students are leaders in the MBA Student Association, career clubs, and other student groups. They often are members of the International Business Association and the Alliance of Minority Business Students. Forty percent of the school's full-time faculty have significant corporate work experience, serve on corporate boards, or have owned businesses. Unique among top business schools, the school's Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a center of business, academic and governmental collaboration for market-based economic development around the world. The institute also has offices in Bangkok, Thailand, through its affiliate, the Kenan Institute Asia, and in Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. The school also offers online services, chapter events, reunions, and continuing executive education to alumni.

University of New Mexico The Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management

MSC05 3090
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-3147
Fax: (505) 277-9356
www.unm.edu

Total graduate enrollment....................................564
Hispanic graduate enrollment.................................109
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment.........................19
Total MBA degrees earned.....................................143
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics..............................25
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics...................18


The Anderson Graduate School of Management has attracted corporate partners including Ford Motor Co., KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Pulte Homes, and Grant Thornton. Active involvement of faculty and students in the Hispanic Business Students Association and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting provide Hispanic students with a cultural community encouraging excellence. The school's commitment to outreach and providing students with hands-on experience is seen at the Center for the Support of Economic Development, an assistance center for small businesses (more than 40 percent of which are Hispanic-owned in New Mexico), entrepreneurs and start-ups involving student teams in creating real business solutions. The school also has launched the Program for Creative Enterprise to help businesses and nonprofit organizations solve problems through non-linear thinking. Student teams are actively involved in these outreach efforts. Placement rates for Anderson graduates exceed 90 percent within three months of graduation, and graduation rates exceed 85 percent.


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