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.
Designed for working professionals, our hybrid format accommodates your busy schedule.
Options to start in August or January give you the power to begin when you're ready.
Coursework is completed online, througout the month, during times that fit your schedule.
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.
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
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.
While no concentration is required, these options provide you the opportunity to create a program that meets your personal academic and career goals.
Big Data Strategy
Available in Rockwall or Marble Falls, the Big Data Strategy concentration gives you the advanced skillset required to extract meaningful information from large
Available in Lubbock, the Energy Business concentration provides intensive exposure to the field of energy, with a primary focus on oil and gas.
Health Organization Management
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
❝ The Rawls Professional MBA gave me the opportunity to do what I really have needed to do my entire life. ❞
❝ Through the education that I got at Rawls College, not only did I gain lifetime friends in my cohort – love them; we had so much fun – but it is those skills that you can't be taught really anywhere else that gave me a very good overview of how companies and nonprofit organizations need to be run to be successful. ❞
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.
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 Anna Delano with your application ID number.
English Proficiency for International Students
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.
Fall Priority Deadline: July 1
Spring Deadline: December 1
International students are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance when possible.Apply Now
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