Overview

Applicants
81
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
0
Average Age
23

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
620 - 620
GPA
2.8 - 4.0

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
98

95
Full-time
25
Female
5
Part-time
4
Underrepresented Minorities


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 six 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, pharmacy, 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 offerings, including STEM MBA, MBA for Working Professionals, and Dual MBA Programs. Instructors in these programs “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.


Concentrations

Healthcare Administration
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
MD/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Data Science
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Marketing

Certificate Programs

Business Administration
Data Analytics

Center for Research

Healthcare Administration
Leadership/Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park


Center for Health Innovation, Education & Research (CHIER)


Health Organization Management


Center for Advanced Analytics & Business Intelligence

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Sustainability research opportunities are ongoing within the doctoral Accounting program.

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Rawls College was built in 2011 and achieved LEED Gold certification for energy use, lighting, water and material usage, as well as for incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. The building saves 20 percent of energy and 23 percent of energy costs as well as 47 percent of water usage for a like-sized building not built to LEED standards. Parking lots and roofs are green as well. Special parking spaces exist for low-emission car owners and carpoolers. Classroom and common area technology is designed in a way that reduces paper use and waste.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Energy Commerce collaborates with the Wind Science & Engineering Research Center in developing environmentally sensitive business proposals.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Transitioned to e-books and iPads from paper for the working professionals program.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$61,723
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
82%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Other
17%
Marketing
15%
General Management
12%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Information Technology
7%
Operations/Logistics
7%
Consulting

Graduates Employed by Region

95%
Southwest
5%
Midwest
3%
International

Students Say

Texas Tech serves a full-time and part-time student body. Many of the students in the MBA for Working Professionals 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.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 32% $70,000 $66,614 $40,000 $84,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $59,500 $58,125 $41,500 $72,000
General Management 15%
Finance / Accounting 12% $55,000 $57,000 $55,000 $63,000
Information Technology 10% $63,000 $63,000 $57,000 $69,000
Consulting 7%
Operations / Logistics 7%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Petroleum / Energy 22% $71,500 $72,333 $62,000 $84,000
Consulting 17% $69,000 $68,000 $65,000 $70,000
Technology 15% $57,000 $58,400 $48,000 $69,000
Financial Services 10% $55,000 $55,500 $55,000 $57,000
Manufacturing 10% $59,500 $60,825 $51,000 $73,300
Other 5%

Prominent Alumni

Kenny Smith
Vice Chairman, U.S. Financial Services Industry Leader, Deloitte LLP

Mike McVean
Co-Managing Partner, Stream Realty Partners

Scott Surredin
CEO North America, DHL Supply Chain

Roy Seiders
Founder & Chairman, YETI Coolers

Linda Zukauckas
EVP, Business CFO Group & Deputy CFO at American Express

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$14,573

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$4,582

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
80%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
45%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
53%

New Students Receiving Loans
22%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$16,401
Tuition (Out-State)
$31,393
Fees (In-State)
$6,587
Fees (Out-State)
$6,587

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$9,772
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
105
Part Time
4%

In State
89.0%
Out of State
11.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

49.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
8.00%
International

28% female
72% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The Texas Tech campus “has excellent facilities overall.” 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 cam- pus-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.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Anna Delano
Program Director

Address
Rawls College of Business
Graduate and Professional Programs
Lubbock, TX 79409-2101
United States

Phone
806-742-3184

Fax
806-742-3958

Email
RawlsMBA@TTU.edu


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