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Professional MBA

Designed for early to mid-career professionals, the AACSB-accredited Professional MBA at Rawls College is ideal for driven, high-potential professionals from around the world. Our rigorous curriculum and flexible schedule can help you develop the in-demand skills required to navigate the challenges facing the future of business.

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Program Highlights

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Multiple Campus Locations

Our campus locations in Lubbock, Houston, Marble Falls and Rockwall, TX allow us to easily cater to students across the state.

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Convenient Coursework

Coursework is completed online, throughout the month, during times that fit your schedule.

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Limited On-Campus Requirement

Face-to-face classes meet one weekend per month (three times per semester). Students attend dynamic course lectures and discussions, network during social events and engage in interactive workshops.

Career-Defining Curriculum

Designed for individuals ready to accelerate their career, the Rawls College Professional MBA provides students with a comprehensive learning experience. Our courses integrate essential business skills with practical and relevant training, allowing you to take what you learn and apply it immediately to your job.

    Core classes include foundational building blocks for today's business leaders:

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management Concepts
  • Information Technology and Operations Management
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • Managing Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design
  • Strategic and Global Management
  • Statistical Concepts for Business and Management

Discover why students choose the Professional MBA program at Rawls College to help them advance their careers.

Customized Learning Experience

In addition to developing a common body of knowledge in practical business matters, students can complete a concentration and earn globally-recognized certifications.

Concentrations

While no concentration is required, these options provide you the opportunity to create a program that meets your personal academic and career goals.

Available in Rockwall, Marble Falls or Houston, the Big Data Strategy concentration gives you the advanced skillset required to extract meaningful information from large datasets.

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Available in Lubbock, the Energy Business concentration provides intensive exposure to the field of energy, with a primary focus on oil and gas.

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Available in Lubbock, Rockwall, Marble Falls or Houston, the Health Organization Management concentration will advance your knowledge of emerging healthcare trends and help you effectively manage healthcare organizations.

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Certifications

Alongside the core curriculum, students will gain expert knowledge and highly marketable, in-demand skills through certifications. Students can choose to complete either a Six Sigma or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. Additionally, all students will be Microsoft Office Excel Specialist certified.

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Program Format

The Rawls College Professional MBA is a two-year, part-time hybrid program requiring 42 credit-hours (14 courses). Students complete online courses and meet in-person one weekend a month (three times per semester), Saturdays (12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.) and Sundays (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Attend in-person classes in one of three convenient locations: Lubbock, Houston, Marble Falls or Rockwall, Texas. Working professionals experience their core courses together, creating a stimulating cohort-based learning environment. During your tenure in the program, you will build relationships with peers, emanating from diverse backgrounds and industries, resulting in a larger professional network upon graduation.

Faculty

Known for easy accessibility and their collaborative approach to teaching, Rawls College professors draw upon extensive experience and insights afforded by their innovative research. Respected as thought leaders and industry experts, our faculty are sought after for their insight by companies and media outlets. They network extensively within the business community, giving you an insider's view and the tools you will need to lead your chosen field. Our faculty are focused on helping you advance your career.

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Scholarships

Upon applying to the Professional MBA program, competitive students are automatically considered for guaranteed scholarships if they meet the criteria listed below.

* A GMAT waiver applies to your application for admission only and does not apply to guaranteed merit scholarships.

Professional MBA Guaranteed Merit Scholarships

GPA GMAT Score* Scholarship Amount Semesters Total
3.5 750+ $3,500 6 $21,000
3.5 700-749 $3,000 6 $18,000
3.5 650-699 $2,500 6 $15,000
3.5 600-649 $2,000 6 $12,000

Class Profile

At Rawls College, we believe diversity drives opportunities for collaboration and learning. Together, we benefit from the many perspectives, skills and experiences our students from all over the world bring to our learning environment.

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Supporting Your Success

Rawls Career Management Center

Whether you are looking to switch careers or advance on your current path, the Rawls Career Management Center (CMC) is dedicated to supporting your success. The staff in the CMC can help you explore professions and industries, learn strategic career advancement techniques, and connect you with top MBA employers.

Techsan Connection

The Techsan Connection is a free, online platform for Texas Tech alumni. Through the platform, alumni can apply to jobs, reconnect with fellow classmates, network with industry professionals and volunteer to mentor current students.

Learn more about Professional MBA student resources.

Alumni Success

We invite you to meet a few of our graduates who have followed their passions, built outstanding careers and serve as leaders in today's business world.

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree. We will work closely with you to ensure your application process is personal, simple and successful. There is no better time to begin your Professional MBA than now. We offer options to start in August or January, giving you the power to begin when you are ready.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit unofficial transcripts from any degree-awarding college or university, as well as any post-secondary institution attended.

Applicants must submit a detailed current resume, indicating professional work experience-including start and end dates (month and year) for each position held. Provide accomplishments and skills acquired, including managerial experience.

Applicants must complete two short-answer questions and one essay. All short answers and the completed essay should be compiled into one document.

Responses to short-answer questions must be less than 150 words.

Question 1: Projecting several years from now, what would you hope is the most significant attribute(s) you can bring to a corporation, organization, or society? In what way to plan to operationalize that attribute?

Question 2: With the additional burden of full-time work and personal obligations, what barriers and challenges do you foresee, and how will you overcome increased demands from this program?

Responses to the essay question do not have a word limit or length requirement.

Essay: What does the admissions committee need to know while considering your application? Tell us the part of your story that is not in the application documents.

GMAT scores are waived for applicants with two or more years of full-time work experience. To request a GMAT waiver, please contact Anissa Moussa with your application ID number.

All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency before their applications can be considered for admission. Only your most recent measure of English proficiency is considered for admission purposes. This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in English proficiency-exempt countries. Applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country, are also exempt from the English proficiency requirement.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority Deadline: July 1

Spring Deadline: December 1

International students are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance when possible.

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