October 20, 2011
Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business has garnered a position in the 2012 Princeton Review’s The Best 294 Business Schools. The comprehensive reference book is available at book stores.
The Princeton Review does not rank the schools on a single hierarchical list or name one school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 schools in various categories.
Each school that appears in The Best 294 Business Schools received an Admissions Selectivity rating, and the schools from which they received student surveys were also given Academic Experience, Professors Interesting, Professors Accessible and Career ratings. Only the top 10 schools in each of the 11 ranking categories appear on the ranking lists.
About the Rawls College, the article said, “Students praise the Rawls MBA for ‘the flexibility it offers to working professionals’ and for a ‘benefit/cost ratio much greater than similar programs’ in the area. They are especially effusive about the administration, which ‘takes care of everything for the students. They register us for classes, feed us, and provide us with all of the materials and resources needed for our classes.’ As one student puts it, ‘The administration is a joy to work with. If you have any questions about courses, registration, etc. they respond quickly to emails and have an open-door policy.’ Likewise, students are ‘especially impressed by the willingness of the professors to accommodate students with full-time jobs and families. As a group, they have been very helpful in making sure that my workload is effective in the curriculum and works with my schedule.’”
The article goes on to say that the Rawls College is large enough to offer a broad selection of concentrations, including agribusiness, entrepreneurship, health organization management, MIS, real estate and international business. Instructors in these disciplines are, said one student, beyond knowledgeable in their fields and are also easy to access for questions about course work or the job market in their particular field. “I have never met anyone within the program that was not willing to help the students succeed.”
The Princeton Review tallied its ranking lists based on its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 294 business schools. The student survey asked respondents to rate multiple attributes of their schools including their professors and fellow classmates. Some ranking list tallies factored in school-reported data.
The ranking tallies factor in data from The Princeton Review’s surveys of law and business school students during the 2010-11, 2009-10, and 2008-09 academic years. The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life; themselves and their career plans. Almost all of the surveys were completed online at http://survey.review.com. On average, about 65 students at each business school were surveyed for the lists in the books’ 2012 editions.
The book is one of 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.
The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.
The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.
The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.
Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.