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The Princeton Review Ranks MBA Programs at Rawls College Among the Best in the U.S.

Jacob Gordon

December 16, 2021

Rawls Fall 2021

By appearing on the various lists, The Princeton Review recommends Rawls College as an excellent choice for any student interested in earning their MBA.

According to The Princeton Review, the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business is home to two of the most outstanding Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in the country. Both the on-campus and online MBA programs were included on the company's prestigious lists of the best MBA programs for 2022. The Online MBA program ranked #26 overall on the “Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022” list. The on-campus STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) MBA program was selected as one of the best 241 on-campus MBA programs. The STEM MBA program also ranked #6 on the “Most Competitive Students" list and #8 on the “Greatest Resources for Minority Students” list.

“As we strive to provide a high-quality education to our students, the rankings show that all the strategic initiatives we have taken over the last few years are making an impact,” said Mayukh Dass, James L. Johnson chair in business administration and associate dean of graduate programs and research.

The Princeton Review tallied its online MBA program ranking list based on data from their 2020-21 surveys of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs.

The Princeton Review also factored in data from its 2020-21 surveys of more than 7,000 students enrolled in Online MBA programs. More than 60 data points were weighted to determine the list and rankings, and the criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes.

Dass credits the hard work and support of the faculty and staff members of the Online MBA program as key factors for the #26 ranking.

“It is gratifying to see all our strategic planning and implementation of offering a high-quality Online MBA program are paying dividends,” said Dass. “I want to thank all the faculty and staff members who have worked hard to help us realize the success of our MBA programs.”

For its on-campus rankings, The Princeton Review created its 2022 list based on data from surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2020-21 academic year. The administrator survey included more than 300 questions and covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about current students and graduates' employment.

The Princeton Review also sent out an 80-question survey to nearly 19,000 students across 241 business schools. The student survey included topics such as their school's academics, student body and campus life.

Unlike the online rankings, The Princeton Review does not rank on-campus MBA programs overall or name one business school best overall. Instead, The Princeton Review reports 18 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.

According to Margaret L. Williams, dean of Rawls College, the fact that the STEM MBA program ranks in the “Most Competitive Students” and “Greatest Resources for Minority Students” lists is no coincidence.

She sees these rankings as being indicative to the quality of student enrolled in the STEM MBA program and to the quality of support those students will receive.

“The ‘Most Competitive Students' ranking shows that our students are motivated to excel,” said Williams. “The ‘Greatest Resources for Minority Students' recognizes the support of Texas Tech and Rawls College programs that allow us to build inclusive excellence into the STEM MBA program.”

Williams also credits the hard work of staff and faculty for the recent rankings.

“We are proud of the quality online MBA and STEM MBA programs we have built,” said Williams. “These rankings are a testament to the hard work and expertise of our faculty and the efforts of our graduate programs office.”

The Rawls College offers five paths to an MBA: a STEM MBA, a Professional MBA, an online MBA, a dual-degree MBA, and a pathway to a STEM MBA that helps prepare undergraduate students pursuing a STEM major to complete an MBA.

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