Prospective Students Invited to UTEP’s M.B.A. Week Activities

Individuals interested in learning about UTEP’s Master of Business Administration program are encouraged to attend an information session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Graduate Business Center in the Chase Building, 201 E. Main St., Suite 110.


The session is among the different activities planned during The University of Texas at El Paso’s M.B.A. Week that started Monday, Sept. 16. Interested prospective students can tour the center and sit in on a class that involves such diverse topics as security analysis, financial accounting, corporate entrepreneurship, the global economic environment and much more. Class space is limited so reservations are requested.

UTEP’s award-winning MBA program, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, offers different formats to accommodate student needs such as the accelerated MBA for working professionals, the executive MBA for business leaders with managerial experience, and the full-time MBA for those interested in an interdisciplinary curriculum including language instruction.

The program has been recognized by several national and international publications and organizations for its innovative curriculum, expanded outreach and recruitment efforts, diversity of faculty, and its level of student support. Last week, Hispanic Business magazine announced that UTEP’s M.B.A. program retained its #1 position among the country’s graduate business schools for the fourth year in a row. The magazine based its rankings on such factors as percentage of Hispanic students, mentorship programs, Hispanic student organizations, and retention and graduation rates of Hispanic students. Other recent accolades include being named in 2012 as an Example of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that identifies best practices in Latino educational attainment.

“We offer MBA Week twice a year to allow prospective students the opportunity to attend the information session and sit in on classes,” said Beatriz Lucero, M.B.A. program outreach manager. “They can learn about admissions requirements, deadlines and get an overview of our program, especially the various formats.” She said approximately 35 people will visit during the week.

“By auditing a class, they can help alleviate any anxiety they may have about stepping back into the classroom.”

UTEP’s College of Business Administration offers the only AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited business programs in the El Paso border region. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious designation from AACSB International, which provides global leadership in advancing management education.

Information: 915-747-7727 or


What: Learn about UTEP’s various M.B.A. programs and audit classes during M.B.A. Week.

When/Where: Classes can be audited through Friday, Sept. 20. A special information session is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Graduate Business Center in the Chase Building, 201 E. Main St., Suite 110.

Information: 915-747-7727 or