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Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
In-State Tuition (Total) $20,717
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $37,709
Average Starting Salary $58,000

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Business Law, Decision Science, Ethics / Social Responsibility, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 63% accepted out of 155 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 26
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.29
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 522
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Important: Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Texas Tech requires applicants to submit undergraduate transcripts, GMAT scores, and a resume. Other optional elements of the application considered by the school include research experience, awards, leadership positions held in college and/or industry, civic and volunteer activities, motivation, evidence of past success, letters of recommendation,...Texas Tech requires applicants to submit undergraduate transcripts, GMAT scores, and a resume. Other optional elements of the application considered by the school include research experience, awards, leadership positions held in college and/or industry, civic and volunteer activities, motivation, evidence of past success, letters of recommendation, and the admissions office's assessment of the applicant's potential to provide a unique perspective within the program. To boost minority recruitment, the school advertises in minority magazines, recruits on minority college campuses in New Mexico and Texas, and attends and recruits at minority forums and at conferences such as the National Black Graduate Student Conference.

The Princeton Review

Important Dates

Round 1
January

14

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Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Accenture, ISNetworld, Sovereign Bank, Toyota/Ethos Group, TTU Department of Mathmatics

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 42% $58,000

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 426
Percent International Students 10%
Total Full-Time Faculty 64
Full-Time Faculty 98%

Student Life

The Texas Tech campus “has excellent facilities overall,” and while the b-school facilities themselves “need to be improved,” the school is in the process of effecting those improvements. The Rawls Building, which was completed in December 2011, achieved LEED Gold certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use. The classrooms are state of the art with billboard size projection and sophisticated wi-fi. The rest of the “beautiful” Tech campus is “filled with art from around the world,” and “its Spanish-style architecture is unique and beautiful.” Campus amenities include “a gym [that] has outstanding equipment and a library [that] has an extensive availability of resources, including media resources and things through interlibrary loan (the staff is very helpful with this).” It’s a welcoming atmosphere on campus, according to one stu­dent: “I have always felt comfortable on Tech campus, especially walking around at night.” It’s a busy place; “there are always sporting events to attend on the weekends and the Center for Campus Life and Student Government Association [is] always hosting free events for students. The graduate association also makes sure students are involved with monthly socials, philanthropy events (especially during the holidays), and campus-wide events, like tailgating before football games. The Rawls Graduate Association works especially hard to connect students in the program together, making classes more com­fortable and provides more networking overall.”

Career

Texas Tech serves a full-time and part-time student body. Many of the students in the Executive-style MBA program attend at the expense of their employers and intend to remain with those employers after graduation. Companies likely to employ Texas Tech MBAs include Accenture, Amegy Bank, Bank of America, BNSF Railway, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, CB Richard Ellis, Comerica, Conoco Phillips, Deloitte, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil , FDIC, Frito Lay, Frost Bank, Geico, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, ISNetworld, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, National Instruments, Northrop Gruman, ORIX USA, PlainsCapital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ryan, Pioneer Natural Resources, Protiviti, Sherwin-Williams, Target, USAA, WalMart, and Wells Fargo Bank.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Busy West Texas professionals seeking an MBA program with “affordable tuition, friend­ly professors, and a broad curriculum” may find a home at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. Rawls’ MBA program offers evening courses to part-time and full-time stu­dents. In addition, Executive-style MBA programs offer the option of a convenient block scheduling system that students like (“We meet twice a year for seven days straight, eight hours a day”) or a one-weekend-a-month calendar. Rawls has custom designed a number of combined degrees and Executive-style MBA programs to fit the needs of pro­fessionals of all stripes. A combined MD/MBA “is a unique opportunity providing the experience and preparation for a future in healthcare administration or private practice.” Dual business degrees are also available in architecture, foreign languages, law, person­al financial planning, and environmental toxicology. Students praise the Rawls MBA for “the flexibility it offers to working professionals” and for a “benefit/cost ratio much greater than similar programs” in the area. They are espe­cially effusive about the administration, which “takes care of everything for the students. They register us for classes, feed us, and provide us with all of the materials and resources needed for our classes.” As one student puts it, “The administration is a joy to work with. If you have any questions about courses, registration, etc. they respond quickly to emails and have an open-door policy.” Likewise, students are “especially impressed by the willingness of the professors to accommodate students with full-time jobs and families. As a group, they have been very helpful in making sure that my work­load is effective in the curriculum and works with my schedule.” Tech, one student observes, is “not so large and accomplished that everyone has a sense of entitlement and arrogance, yet it’s not small and struggling to keep its head above water.” It is large enough to offer a broad selection of specialties, including agribusiness, entrepreneurship, health organization management, MIS, real estate, and international business. Instructors in these disciplines “are beyond knowledgeable in their fields and are also easy to access for questions about course work or the job market in their partic­ular field. I have never met anyone within the program that was not willing to help the students succeed,” one student writes.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    We have a Student Managed Investment Funds center with Bloomberg terminals and stock market tickers for up-to-date investing.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.ibsociety.ba.ttu.edu/

  • Research Facilities:

    We have a Student Managed Investment Funds center with Bloomberg terminals and stock market tickers for up-to-date investing.

  • Study Abroad:

    Finland - Helsinki School of Economics; U.K. - University of Nottingham; France - Sup de Co Montpellier; Italy - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Mexico - Universidad Anahuac

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business include:

Kyle Clark - TTU-CFO

James C. Wetherbe, PhD - TTU-Bobby G. Stevenson Chair in Info. Tech.

Jerry V. Smith - President/J. V. Smith Professional Corporation-CPA

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $12,638

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Accenture, ISNetworld, Sovereign Bank, Toyota/Ethos Group, TTU Department of Mathmatics

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Technical 44% $49,310
Business 39% $58,538
General Management 30% $49,017
Other 28% $40,000
Consulting 25% $58,288
Consulting 19% $53,333
Other 17% $41,000
Finance / Accounting 17% $64,325
Government 17% $45,500
Other 17% $56,000
Financial Services 14% $50,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $51,500
Marketing / Sales 6% $62,500
Manufacturing 6% $70,000
Information Technology 3% $62,000

School Employment Information

Three Month Employment 77%
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