The program at Texas Tech University was rated based on surveys by employers, alumni and students.
The Master's of Business Administration program in the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business has been rated as one of the top programs in the U.S. in the annual Bloomberg Businessweek rankings.
The Rawls MBA program was ranked No. 77 based on surveys by employers, alumni and students as well as rankings in salary and job placement.
“This ranking is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the Rawls College's faculty and staff to deliver a world-class learning experience for our MBA students,” said interim dean Paul Goebel.
According to Bloomberg, the rankings are based on data compiled from more than 1,000 recruiters, 15,000 alumni and 9,000 recent graduates. Bloomberg also examined how well schools connect their students to good jobs and what graduates can expect from their careers.
In determining the rankings, Bloomberg weighed the survey of employers who hire graduates (35 percent), the alumni (30 percent) and the students (15 percent) as well as the rankings of salaries (10 percent) and job placement (10 percent). The results from the alumni surveys alone yielded a 79 percent ranking
In terms of the aspects of the MBA programs surveyed, the Rawls College ranked 49th in terms of job placement.
“Inclusion in the Bloomberg rankings is a significant milestone for the Rawls College of Business,” said Michael Galyean, Texas Tech interim provost. “This recognition puts Texas Tech in the spotlight and highlights the fine work the faculty, students and staff of the college have been doing for many years.”
The Rawls College of Business offers three MBA programs – a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) MBA, an MBA for working professionals and a dual degree MBA program that allows students to pursue an MBA in conjunction with another master's degree.
Rawls College of Business MBA programs provide students an in-depth understanding of the business world while preparing them for successful careers as leaders, managers, executives and innovators. Students earning an MBA from the Rawls College possess enhanced analytical skills, advanced skills and knowledge in core business fields, enhanced ethics and an understanding of international and cultural environments.