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The University of Texas Brownsville (UTB) will launch an online MBA taught in Spanish beginning fall 2014.
The « Maestría en Administración de Empresas en línea y en EspaÃ±ol » is aimed to working professionals who want to compete in Latin America by mastering the Spanish language. The curriculum is offered completly online in a cohort format and consists of fifteen courses spanning five consecutive semesters.
"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 MBA Director of the School of Business] have worked tirelessly to prepare for the launch of this exciting new graduate degree."
"The offering of the MBA 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."
Applicants must have a bachelor degree, a GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum PAEP (Prueba de Admisión a Estudios de Posgrado) score of 400 points. The PAEP will be offered in May and throughout the summer by UTB.