October 19, 2012
Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 296 Business Schools.” The reference book is available in bookstores and online.
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president, “We consider the Rawls College at Texas Tech one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international – based on our high regard for its academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools.”
Franek said they also solicit and respect the opinions of students attending the schools that rate and report on their experiences at them on the 80-question survey for the book.
“The Princeton recognition validates the great value-added graduate education that we offer through the MBA,” said Lance Nail, dean of the Rawls College. “The investment that our students make in their careers through our MBA program yields great benefits in opportunities and earning potential. We are also pleased to hear that our students find our program to be accommodating and our faculty accessible.”
“The Best 296 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools. They include write-ups on academics, career and placement, admissions, and student life and environment. The profiles also have ratings (scores from 60 to 99) for academic experience, admissions selectivity and career services.
About the Rawls College, the article said, “Busy West Texas professionals seeking an MBA program with ‘affordable tuition, friendly professors, and a broad curriculum’ may find a home at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. Rawls’ MBA program offers evening courses to part-time and full-time students. In addition, executive-style MBA programs offer the option of a convenient block scheduling system that students like (“We meet twice a year for nine days straight, eight hours a day”) or a one-weekend-a-month calendar. Rawls has custom designed a number of combined degrees and executive-style MBA programs to fit the needs of professionals of all stripes. A combined MD/MBA ‘is a unique opportunity providing the experience and preparation for a future in health care administration or private practice.’”
The Rawls College of Business offers a broad selection of concentrations, including agribusiness, entrepreneurship, health organization management, MIS, real estate, and international business. Instructors in these disciplines are “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,’ one student writes.”
The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10 academic years.
The book is one of 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House.
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 five departments: accounting, finance, information systems and quantitative science, 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.