The List of Top Universities Supporting the National Society of Hispanic MBAs' Objectives Grows to 43
DALLAS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Higher education and the support of Hispanics to achieve it is the mission of the University Partnership Program (UPP). The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) has teamed up with the now 43 college and universities across the United States whose objective is to increase the number of Hispanic students completing bachelor and master's degrees. Financial assistance for outstanding Hispanics has been made possible by the participating universities in the program.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is pleased to announce the addition of seven new universities to its University Partnership Program and the respective NSHMBA chapters within the universities' regions: University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business (New York Chapter), Yale University, Yale School of Management (Connecticut Chapter), University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business (Denver Chapter), University of Washington - Bothell (Seattle Chapter), The University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Business (San Antonio Chapter), Thunderbird, School of Global Management (Phoenix Chapter), and the University of South Florida, College of Business (Tampa Bay Chapter).
NSHMBA created the University Partnership Program in 2006 to provide select academic institutions an expanded pool of qualified Hispanic applicants for graduate business programs. This joint partnership creates opportunity for Hispanic students and professionals while invigorating the pipeline with students completing bachelor and master's degrees by offering financial assistance in the form of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to qualifying individuals.
The concept for the program began several years ago when NSHMBA chapters around the nation collaborated with local universities to solve the dilemma of Hispanic students who are challenged with financing their educations. NSHMBA encourages more universities to join its partnership program and help build the number of opportunities available for top Hispanic students seeking MBAs, and to develop a close relationship with the NSHMBA local chapters. In 2009, NSHMBA awarded through the UPP and NSHMBA Scholarship Programs over $680,000 in financial assistance to outstanding, deserving Hispanics pursuing their Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent.
"Since its inception, the National Society of Hispanic MBA's sole mission has been to elevate Hispanics both educationally and professionally," said Steve Ramos, NSHMBA Interim CEO. "The fact NSHMBA has fine-tuned an objective to such a degree that educational echelons are uniting with us, only underscores NSHMBA's existence.
"The UPP universities will have a profound effect on the future landscape of business schools and corporations as we see more diverse MBA students graduate and move on to promising careers."
The complete list of University Partnership Program schools includes:
Arizona State University: W. P. Carey School of Business
Babson College: F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Bentley: McCallum Graduate School of Business
Boston College: Carroll School of Management
Boston University: School of Management
Brandeis University: International Business School
Case Western Reserve University: The Weatherhead School of Management
Chapman University: George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Cleveland State University: Nance College of Business Administration
Drexel University: LeBow College of Business
Emory University: Goizueta School of Business
Florida International University: Chapman Graduate School of Business
Hult: International School of Business
Northeastern University: Graduate School of Business Administration
Rice University: Jones Graduate School of Business
Rollins College: Crummer Graduate School of Business
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers Business School
Stetson University: School of Business Administration
Texas Christian University: M.J. Neeley School of Business
The Ohio State University: Fisher College of Business
The University of Akron: College of Business Administration
The University of Tampa: John H. Sykes College of Business
The University of Texas at Dallas: School of Management
The University of Texas at San Antonio: College of Business
Thunderbird: School of Global Management
University of Central Florida: College of Business Administration
University of Cincinnati: College of Business
University of Colorado at Boulder: Leeds School of Business
University of Florida: Hough Graduate School of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: College of Business
University of Miami: School of Business Administration
University of Minnesota: Carlson School of Management
University of New Mexico: Anderson School of Management
University of Notre Dame: Mendoza College of Business
University of Pittsburgh: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Rochester: Simon Graduate School of Business
University of San Francisco: Masagung Graduate School of Management
University of South Florida: College of Business
University of Washington: Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington – Bothell
Wake Forest University: Babcock Graduate School of Management
Willamette University: Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Yale University: Yale School of Management
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 8,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S. so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce.
SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs