Graduate Business Programs See Enrollment Increase Among International Students
As many colleges and universities across America face declining enrollments, the University
of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is experiencing a 16 percent
increase in new students overall. The growth is due in large part to a population
of new international students that is 200 percent larger than in fall 2013.
The total population of international students in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College
of Business has almost doubled and now comprises 20 percent of total graduate enrollment.
The most represented countries are India, China, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Pakistan.
Dean Robert Scherer primarily attributes the increase to the college's AACSB Accreditation
"Increased visibility of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business on an international
level is a direct result of our AACSB Accreditation," said Scherer. "The distinction,
which is earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide, is known
globally as a benchmark of academic quality."
Additionally, the college is seeing enrollment increases in two new programs. Enrollment
in its master of science in finance program introduced in fall 2013 has increased
by 300 percent, while the university's doctor of business administration (DBA) program
began its inaugural term with a full class. More than 30 business executives were
accepted into the state's only AACSB-accredited DBA program.
In October, the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will break ground on SB
Hall, the college's new home, which is being made possible by a gift from Satish and
Yasmin Gupta. The Guptas are University of Dallas alumni and founders of the privately-held
global steel company SB International.