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M.B.A. Taught in Spanish Seeks to Improve Business Opportunities and Cross-border Relationships

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – MAY 20, 2014 – The School of Business at The University of Texas at Brownsville will offer an online Master of Business Administration completely in Spanish starting with the fall 2014 semester.

In previous years, The School of Business has offered a Diplomado, an Executive Certificate for students successfully completing six M.B.A. courses in Spanish. The new program, Maestría en Administración de Empresas, targets students who wish to gain Spanish fluency in the language of business in order to compete in Latin America.

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“This innovative program provides UTB’s excellent M.B.A. coursework while engaging students in the lexicon appropriate to business in Latin America,” said Dr. Mark Kroll, Dean of the School of Business. “Faculty members of the School of Business, specifically Dr. Pablo Rhi-Perez [Associate Professor of Marketing] and Dr. Edith Galy [Associate Professor and M.B.A. Director of the School of Business] have worked tirelessly to prepare for the launch of this exciting new graduate degree.”

Offered completely online, the M.B.A. en línea y en Español, consists of five semesters, including one full summer session. Student cohorts will follow the same set of courses each semester in block fashion.

“The offering of the M.B.A. in Spanish has been made very relevant recently because of the new guiding principles of UTRGV which embrace the development of a bilingual education,” said Galy. “Offering the M.B.A. in Spanish is a vehicle by which graduate students of business can learn and perfect their Spanish and thereby be prepared to conduct business in Mexico and South America with fluency.”

Galy said the program is open to students with undergraduate degrees of all majors. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and are required to take the PAEP (Prueba de Admisión a Estudios de Posgrado), a standardized test for graduate studies in Spanish that tests the student’s cognitive ability, verbal ability, quantitative and writing skills.

UTB will begin offering the PAEP exam in May and will be offering it throughout the summer.

The UTB School of Business is accredited by the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

“We hope to have students from both sides of the Rio Grande taking advantage of this new opportunity, creating improved business opportunities and positive cross-border relationships,” Galy said.

For more information, go to M.B.A. in Spanish or contact Dr. Edith Galy at 956-882-7301 or edith.galy@utb.edu.​​​
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