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Posted: 12/16/20

TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review


Dr. Steve Sears
Dr. Steve Sears  

Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business  is one of the nation's 244 most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review®.

The education services company chose the school for its list, "Best Business Schools for 2021," released in December and posted at

In addition to being in the Best Business Schools category, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business figures as one of 62 Best Business Schools (West) and one of 125 Best Online MBA Programs.

TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Dean Dr. Steve Sears said he is extremely pleased and proud of the recognition by the Princeton Review, a recognized ranking organization in business education.

Dr. Sears said that the world of graduate education is very competitive and is rapidly changing to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse set of students who seek quality education at an affordable price and an educational experience that meets their needs.

“We feel honored to be included in this select group, and on behalf of my colleagues, we want to thank The Princeton Review for including the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business in its latest list of top business schools, ” Sears said.

Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief, said,  "We recommend TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business as an excellent choice for an aspiring MBA."

He noted that the company chose the schools for its 2021 list based on data from the company's surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2019-20 academic year. The administrator survey, which numbered more than 200 questions, covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about currently enrolled students as well as graduates' employment. 

Franek added, "What makes our Best Business Schools list unique is that we factor in data from our surveys of students attending the schools about their campus and classroom experiences. For our 2021 list we tallied surveys of more than 17,800 students at 244 business schools." 

The Princeton Review's 80-question student survey asked students about their school's academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys were conducted during the 2019-20, 2018–19, and 2017–18 academic years.

In their comments about their school one of the Sanchez Business School surveyed said the Business School’s “relatively small classes” help cultivate “an excellent learning environment” in which to earn an accredited MBA.

The Princeton Review website profiles of the schools have sections reporting on each school's academics, student life, admissions information, and graduates' employment data.  The profiles also have five ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on data from its administrator and or student survey.

The Princeton Review does not rank the on-campus MBA programs overall, from 1 to 244, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the company reports 18 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. All schools that participated in The Princeton Review Best Business Schools for 2021 survey project were considered for the lists. Schools that did not participate were not considered. 

Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), TAMIU’s Sanchez School of Business provides students with MBA options in two languages, English and Spanish, and is available onsite and online. Students can pursue degree options on a full-time or part-time basis.

The MBA program offers four concentrations: International Banking and Finance, International Trade and Logistics, International Business, and Management. The International Business concentration is offered online in English and Spanish.

In addition, the Sanchez School of Business offers a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) degree, a STEM-designated Master of Science in Information Science (MS-IS), and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Business Administration (Ph.D.-IB).

Detailed information about TAMIU’s graduate business programs can be obtained at or at 956.326.3020.

TAMIU graduate online programs have flexible entry terms. The first day of classes for the first Spring term online is Jan. 25. The second term starts March 22.

Masks are required on campus and social distancing is maintained at all times.