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Anderson Schools & HSBA Host Hispano MBA Day April 15

March 27, 2006

Morning Session Is Designed to Inform Hispanic Students and Professionals About Options, Advantages of Seeking an MBA

(Albuquerque, NM) The Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico will hold their first Hispano MBA Day, designed to inform Hispanic students and professionals of the advantages of earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA). The event will be held at the UNM Student Union Building from 9:30 am to noon on Saturday, April 15, and will include a breakfast, business leader roundtable, and information fair.

WHAT: Anderson Schools Hispano MBA Day

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2006
9:30am – Breakfast and Registration
10:00am – Panel of Hispano Business Professionals
11:15am – Information Fair

WHERE: UNM Student Union Building, Lobo Room, Second Floor

INFO: Free and open to the public. For additional information, or to RSVP, call (505) 277-1263 or email hispanomba@mgt.unm.edu.

“Hispanics play an increasingly important role in business, in part because diversity, a broad range of perspectives, and sensitivity to the burgeoning Hispanic-American markets have become vital to US business. Hispanics with MBAs are ideally positioned to take leadership roles in today’s business environment,” says Anderson Schools Dean Chuck Crespy. The Anderson Schools are a Top Ten Business School for Hispanics according to Hispanic Business Magazine.

Loyola Chastain, Graduate Program Manager at the Anderson Schools, points out the added earning potential for MBAs. “MBAs, both at the Anderson Schools and nationally, see an average 167% increase in income over their colleagues without MBAs. An MBA is an investment in your future.”

Chastain, who manages admissions for the MBA and Master of Accounting programs at Anderson, continues, “What many people don’t know is that applicants don’t need an undergraduate degree in business to apply for a masters degree in business. The Anderson MBA is designed to work for students with a degree in any academic discipline.”

Guest speakers at Hispano MBA Day include Maria Griego Raby, President, Contract Associates; Carlo Lucero; President, Sparkle Maintenance, Inc.; members of the Baca family, owners, Bueno Foods; and Steve Silva, Accountant, Moss Adams + Neff. The day is co-sponsored by the Anderson Schools of Management, the Hispanic Business Student Association, and Bueno Foods.

Hispano MBA Day is free and open to the public. For more information, the public can call (505) 277-1263 or email hispanomba@mgt.unm.edu.

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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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