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After Hours at the Rawls College: Texas Tech Offering Evening MBA

Working professionals will have an alternative to traditional master’s classes.

Written by Leslie Cranford

People who have fulltime careers but want to increase skills and opportunities will have a nighttime option to earn a master’s in business administration, through an Evening MBA program at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business.

The college is introducing a part-time evening MBA starting spring 2013. The deadline for application is Dec. 1.

The program allows professionals to earn an MBA part-time in approximately 30 months without interrupting their career. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Rawls College part-time MBA program in the top 28 percent of 295 business schools in the nation.

“An MBA can help seasoned professionals transition into new challenges and different careers, creating an avenue of change in this competitive job market,” said Elizabeth Stuart, director of graduate services at the Rawls College. “The program curriculum equips its graduates with critical thinking and communication skills that will propel them personally and professionally. The program is designed to challenge the norms of traditional decision-making and allow the student to consider alternative and innovative solutions.”

The Rawls College offers competitive scholarships up to $3,000 for the first 40 qualified candidates who apply to the evening MBA for professionals. The program waives the GMAT testing for professionals with three or more years of full-time experience.

Students in prior cohorts have included entrepreneurs, vice presidents of multi-national companies, public leaders, CEOs, engineers, medical professionals and self-employed professionals. Ages have ranged from the 30s to the mid 50s. The program is designed to meet the student where they are and prepare them for where they want to go.

The evening MBA program degree plan is structured similar to the current traditional program scheduling two courses, totaling six credit hours, per semester. Each course meets one night per week for three hours. This allows the student to complete the program in eight semesters (approximately 30 months).

The cost for the evening MBA program would be the same as the traditional program costs which are based on the Texas Tech graduate per-semester-hour tuition and fees.

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CONTACT: Elizabeth Stuart, director, Graduate Services Center, Rawls College of Business, elizabeth.stuart@ttu.edu.

 

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