UT Arlington M.B.A. Welcomes Three Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellows

September 13, 2010—The University of Texas at Arlington M.B.A. program is host to three international students on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State's Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program. Joining the full-time M.B.A. program is Alina Cherepanova from Russia, Victoria Klimova from Russia and Vitaliy Dubil from Ukraine. The UT Arlington M.B.A. program has previously hosted three Muskie Fellows since 2007.

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and administered by IREX. By selecting emerging leaders from 12 countries of the former Soviet Union, the Muskie program aims to promote mutual understanding, build democracy and foster the transition to market economies in Eurasia through intensive academic study and professional training. In addition to their academic programs, Muskie Fellows gain exposure to American values through a community service experience and develop professional skills through a full-time intership in their field of study.

Earlier this year, UT Arlington's Director of M.B.A. Programs, Melanie Woodard McGee, traveled to Uzbekistan on behalf of the U.S. State Department to interview prospective Muskie Fellows.

"The Muskie Graduate Fellows Program was established to provide future leaders in Eurasia the oportunity to earn the best education possible," says McGee. "It has been a pleasure to welcome Alina, Victoria and Vitaliy to the M.B.A. program this year. As with our previous Muskie Fellows, it is truly inspirational to observe the positive and life-changing experiences they are enjoying in their time at UT Arlington and in the United States. The Muskie Program's continuing endorsement of UT Arlington and the College of Business speaks greatly to the quality of our program."

The Muskie program is highly competitive, averaging nearly 4,000 applications per year with a four percent rate of acceptance. For more information, visit http://www.irex.org/programs/muskie/.


About UT Arlington's M.B.A. Programs
The UT Arlington College of Business offers AACSB-accredited M.B.A. programs in formats designed for both young scholars and working professionals. UT Arlington's traditional M.B.A. degree can be pursued through one of two program formats: the M.B.A. Flexible Format at the main campus in Arlington or the M.B.A. Professional Cohort Format in downtown Fort Worth. Additionally, the Online M.B.A. is an option for graduate students to earn an advanced business degree without having to attend formal classes on our campuses. Graduates of this program will earn the Online M.B.A. degree.

About The College of Business
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is home to innovative educators who know business—a place where blazing new trails is the norm. The college prepares more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community. The College of Business is among the nation's most productive business schools in published academic research.