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UNM'S ANDERSON SCHOOLS MAKES TOP TEN LIST

September 8, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Graduate School of Management at The University of New Mexico has been named one of the top ten business schools in the country for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business magazine.

Selection for the recognition was based enrollment, faculty, student services, retention rate, and reputation. Only two other programs in the Southwest received this national honor – St. Mary’s of San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin.

Anderson’s high marks for Hispanics at the MBA level come in enrollment and graduation rates. Eighteen percent of students in The Anderson Schools’ graduate program are Hispanic and 13% of the MBAs awarded last years went to Hispanic students. As for the graduation, 95% of students entering the MBA finish, and the employment rate for The Anderson School’s graduates has consistently hovered near 85%.

“We are constantly in pursuit of a diverse student body because we know that is the working world our graduates are entering,” said Howard Smith, Dean of The Anderson Schools of Management. “The Southwest is a very culturally diverse region of the country and our graduate program reflects that."

Loyola Chastain, MBA Program Manager, agrees. “It is very important for The Anderson Schools to attract and retain Hispanic graduate business students. Our efforts to build a strong program with mentors, internship and career opportunities are making a real difference in the lives of individuals and in the communities of New Mexico,” she said.

For more information about the MBA program at The Anderson Schools of Management, please call the Advisement and Placement Center at (505) 277-3147.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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