Rawls College of Business MBA for Working Professionals Earns Top 10 Ranking

The rating by GraduatePrograms.com is based on student experiences.

Rawls College

The MBA for Working Professionals program in the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business was ranked in the top 10 by GraduatePrograms.com, an online guide where students can rate programs at colleges and universities across the nation.

Students ranked colleges based on a scale of 1-10 stars, with 10 being the best. Each college was judged on categories including academic competition, career support, financial aid, social life, student diversity and workload, among others. In all, Texas Tech’s MBA program for working professionals rated nine stars in nine of 15 categories.

Overall, Texas Tech received a 9.17 student rating. The University of California-Berkeley led the list with 9.70.


Bill Pasewark

“Our Working Professional MBA program has become extremely popular,” said Bill Pasewark, associate dean of Graduate Programs and Research in the Rawls College of Business. “One weekend a month we have approximately 200 individuals who travel to Lubbock to participate. These are extremely talented people who are excited about becoming the next business leaders of Texas.”

The MBA for Working Professionals program helps managers and professionals obtain a master’s degree in business administration while remaining employed. Students are able to complete the program in 24 months with completion of 42 credit hours.

In comments provided with the rankings, students complimented the Texas Tech program for its convenience with working schedules, the use of real-world examples to develop new thought processes and its appropriate course load.

“The GraduatePrograms.com ranking is particularly meaningful because it is determined by students and graduates of executive MBA programs,” Pasewark said. “Student satisfaction happens when participants see both learning enhancement and career advancement value in the program.”

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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