Texas Tech University

MBA Program Recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek & Princeton Review

April Chavez

Rawls College of Business

The Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University received two notable distinctions for their Master of Business Administration (MBA) program this week.

For the third straight year, the Rawls College of Business has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top Master of Business Administration schools in the U.S. in their release of the Best Business Schools for 2018. The Rawls College of Business ranked as number 80 overall this year.

"Ranking of programs is one way to demonstrate how our program fares in comparison to other programs in the country," said Dr. Mayukh Dass, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research in the Rawls College of Business. "It is important that our program is ranked top 100 and considered one of the best in the country as it not only adds value to the degrees of our students, but also becomes a point of pride for our faculty, staff and alumni"

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the ranking is based on data from MBA Students, alumni, and recruiters about their goals and experiences. Job-placement and compensation data is also factored into the rankings.

In breaking down the overall ranking, the Rawls College of Business ranked highest in the learning category, coming in at number 43 on the list. Respectively, the Rawls College of Business also ranked number 80 in compensation, number 82 in networking, and number 66 in entrepreneurship.

In addition to the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, the Princeton Review also included the on-campus MBA program on their 2019 list of Best Business Schools. The Princeton Review does not rank the programs in numerical order, instead listing the top programs in alphabetical order. The list is based on a combination of institutional and student survey data, including career outcomes, admissions selectivity, and academic rigor.

On a scale of 60 to 99, the Princeton Review gave the Rawls College of Business an 88 for academic experience, a 93 for professor interesting rating, and a 94 for professor accessibility rating.

About the Rawls College, Princeton Review's summary said, “Rawls has custom designed a number of combined degrees and executive-style MBA programs to fit the needs of professionals of all stripes.”

The Rawls College of Business offers five MBA programs – a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) MBA, a professional MBA, an online MBA, a pathway to STEM MBA, and a dual degree MBA program that allows students to pursue an MBA in conjunction with another master's degree.

Dass believes the Bloomberg Businessweek and Princeton Review distinctions reflect the commitment by numerous stakeholders in the Rawls College of Business to offer the highest quality programs possible.

“I want to congratulate all of our faculty, staff, students and alumni who make our program great. Without their continuous dedication and feedback, we couldn't have achieved the quality to be one of the best in the country.”

Visit mba.ba.ttu.edu to learn more about MBA programs in the Rawls College of Business.