Rawls MBA Ranked No. 74 by Bloomberg Businessweek
By: Trevor Bell
The Rawls College of Business MBA program recently 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," 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 multiple 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."
This story was provided by George Watson, senior editor for the Texas Tech University Office of Communications and MarketingThis supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.
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