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Marilyn Davies College of Business Named to ‘Top 50’ List


By Mark Kramer

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business was the only Houston area higher education institution named as one of the Top 50 Online Undergraduate Business Schools for 2019 by the national ratings website, College Consensus.

Recognized schools were ranked according to affordability, convenience and reputation. UHD was ranked No. 26 on the list.

Bachelors Degree classes offered online include Finance, General Business, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Management and Management Information Systems. UHD also offers Masters of Security Management courses as part of its online curriculum.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Justo Manrique said business majors are in high demand among future employers. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2018 Job Outlook Survey, eight of the top 10 majors are in the business category.

“The majors in demand are finance, accounting, and business administration/management, followed by management information systems, all of which are offered online at UHD,” Manrique said.

The College of Business also holds a prestigious AACSB accreditation. The mission of AACSB International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

“Only less than five percent of international business programs are accredited by AACSB,” Manrique said. “The Marilyn Davies College of Business proudly belongs to this elite, premier, selected group of schools of business.”

Manrique believes the reasonable tuition costs, along with the quality of instruction and innovative methods of online teaching and learning has guided students to success.

“Our online classes are offered year-around and we also offer online tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he said. “We are committed to ensuring that students acquire the business knowledge and skills sought by employers in the marketplace.”

Visit the College Consensus website to view the full rankings.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.