MBA Program Ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek

After going unranked in 2012, Rawls College of Business MBA comes in at No. 74.

The Rawls College of Business graduate programs were ranked 87th in the country.

The Rawls College of Business MBA program is now ranked among top schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business MBA program on Tuesday earned the No. 74 ranking among top schools in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Rawls MBA was unranked in the organization's last rankings in 2012.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked 85 schools in the U.S. and 27 international schools, which is its largest group since the organization began ranking MBA programs in 1988.

“This ranking affirms the hard work of our faculty, staff and students in implementing some radical changes to our MBA program the last couple of years,” Rawls College of Business Dean Lance Nail said. “We are seeing the payoff to those changes and the teamwork that takes place in the Rawls College. Our graduate services staff is first-rate under the direction of Mary Frances Weatherly, and Bill Pasewark has done a tremendous job in his role as associate dean for graduate programs and research. The ranking reflects their hard work and the commitment of our faculty to delivering an excellent MBA program to our students.”

The Rawls MBA offers a variety of programs for students, including a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) MBA, an MBA for working professionals, an MBA in health organization management and dual degree MBA programs.

Bloomberg Businessweek's rankings were based on three measures – a survey of student satisfaction (45 percent of the ranking), a survey of employers who hire those graduates (45 percent) and the expertise of faculty (10 percent), judged by the amount of faculty research in esteemed journals.

Rawls MBA finished with a ranking index score of 41.12 (100 being the best). Texas Tech also ranked No. 68 in the student survey, No. 67 in the employer survey and No. 79 in faculty expertise.

“Some of our country's great businesses and industry were forged by quality leadership and direction from many talented people,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “Dean Lance Nail and the faculty and staff at the Rawls College of Business are contributing to our future through relevant and effective education of our students. This ranking reflects enhancements to what was already a quality learning environment.”

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Rawls College of Business

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.

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