Elsevier MBA Guidebook Texas MBA Programs
University of Texas Austin (https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA)
The University of Texas offers a portfolio of MBA programs. The programs all share a focus on the “key pillars” of Knowledge and Understanding; Responsibility and Integrity; Communication and
Collaboration; and a Worldview of Business and Society. As a top ranked business school, Texas offers connections within the business community, an influential network of alumni, and considerable career support and recruiting programs. The school offers full time and evening MBA options on campus and in satellite locations in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. The Executive MBA is offered in Texas and also in partnership with the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City.
Texas A&M (http://mays.tamu.edu/mbaprograms/)
The Mays Business School at Texas A&M ranks among the top public business schools in the U.S. Its state-of-the-art facilities in the Wehner Building support your development as a leader in today’s tech-driven business world. The program is offered full time on campus, as a part time Professional MBA for working students and as an Executive MBA for experienced managers on a leadership track in their careers. The program is actively engaged with leading companies in Texas and beyond, helping you build a network while you are still in school. The highly respected Graduate Business Career Services at CITYCENTRE campus facilitates corporate recruiters and is a resource you can access throughout your career.
Rice University (http://business.rice.edu/Becoming_Student.aspx)
The top ranked Jones Graduate School of Business has earned accolades from Businessweek, US News & World Report, Financial Times and The Economist. The school is equally famous for its full-time MBA program and its Executive MBA for leaders with at least ten years’ experience in management. The Professional program makes the rigor of the full-time MBA accessible and manageable for working professionals. The school offers several joint degree opportunities, allowing you to combine a Master’s in Education, Science, or Medical Doctor degree with your MBA.
University of Texas Dallas (http://jindal.utdallas.edu/academic-programs/mba-programs/)
Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas in Dallas makes nationally ranked MBA programs accessible. In addition to the full time traditional MBA and part time program for working professionals and a noted executive MBA program, the school offers online options. You follow the same curriculum and earn the same degree as on campus programs. You can customize your degree around dozen concentrations: Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Information Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Internal Audit, International Management, Leadership in
Organizations, Marketing, Operations Management, Project Management, Real Estate and Strategic Management. The school offers foreign study programs in Europe, Asia, South American and other locations every year.
Sam Houston State University (http://www.shsu.edu/~coba/mba/)
The College of Business Administration has begun offering its well-known MBA programs online in addition to the on-campus options in Huntsville and Woodlands Center. All programs are AACSB accredited. You can also pursue the degree as a hybrid, taking some classes on campus and others online. You can set your own pace and complete your degree in as few as twelve months, however, since most students are fully employed, the average time to completion is three years. In addition to
the traditional MBA, the school offers two Executive MBA options for students with significant management experience in banking and financial institutions.
New York MBA Options
Cornell University (http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/)
The Johnson Graduate School of Management ranks 7th in the nation in US News and World Report’s latest report. Earning your MBA here means becoming part of an intense collaborative community with a lasting network of connections. You have two options for pursuing a traditional MBA: a regular two year program and an accelerated one-year option for students who already have an advanced degree and who have strong quantitative skills. For experienced managers on a leadership track, the school offers two executive MBA options. One is offered at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades, New York on Saturdays and Sunday mornings, with 4 residencies on the Cornell campus. The other is offered in collaboration with Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. This distance learning option is offered through multipoint videoconferencing in boardroom sites in selected US and Canadian cities and requires three residencies on the Cornell and Queen’s campuses.
New York University (http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/academics/index.htm)
NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business is a perennial top 15 rated business school in the US. Located in one of the world’s great commercial centers, it offers unparalleled access to leaders in business and finance. Depth is one of the key benefits the school offers. While many top business schools offer specializations in marketing, NYU goes further to offer digital marketing and luxury marketing
specializations. Finance is broken into corporate finance, business analytics, financial instruments and markets, financial systems and analytics, banking and quantitative finance. In addition to a nearly unparalleled number of specializations, you also have a number of options for dual degrees including MD/MBA, JD/MBA, MBA/MFA, MBA/MS in Mathematics or Biology, MBA/MP and MBA/MA in French Studies or Politics. You can also pursue a dual MBA with HEC in the School of Management in France. Columbia University (http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba)
The School of Business claims there is just one Columbia MBA. You do have two options for pursuing it. The full-time MBA is a top-ranked, intensive on campus program for emerging leaders. The executive MBA option follows the same curriculum but is offered on a more flexible schedule for working
professionals. In both cases, you benefit from Columbia’s signature Master Classes. These project-based electives challenge you with real-world contemporary business problems. The classes integrate real companies with classroom learning for in-context experiences in the fields of consulting, real estate, or entrepreneurship. You draw from and become a part of the influential network of Columbia alumni and associated organizations.
Syracuse University (http://whitman.syr.edu/Prospective/Programs.asp)
The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse offers top flight on campus and online MBA options. The on campus program is a rigorous and hands-on two year degree with a global focus. Distance learning option, called an iMBA, offers a flexible format for working students. Most of the class work is done on line, supported by several residencies that are offered in different cities around the US and overseas. The iMBA is truly a global experience as you interact with students from around the world. You graduate with the same AACSB accredited degree as on-campus MBA candidates.
State University of New York-Stony Brook (http://www.stonybrookcob.com/)
The College of Business at SUNY Stony Brook offers an affordable alternative to earning your MBA. In state tuition makes it one of the top ranking values according to US News and World Report. The school takes advantage of its location near New York and near the headquarters of several Fortune 500 businesses through interactive real-world learning experiences. The MBA program can be pursued as a full-time student or part time in evenings and on weekends. You have a choice of concentrations in finance, marketing, human resources, information systems, general management and healthcare management. You also have several dual degree options including combining your MBA with an MS in Public Health, Public Policy, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Art History & Criticism. The medical school partners with the COB for a joint MD/MBA.
Pennsylvania MBA Options
University of Pennsylvania (http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/index.cfm)
The Wharton School was one of the first graduate level business schools in the nation when it opened its doors in the 1880s. Since then the program has consistently ranked in the top ten in the nation. In 2012, the program was revamped to offer greater flexibility and a wider array of electives and majors—the program allows you to choose from 18 majors and over 200 electives within the business school and among other Penn schools. The program is hands-on, which is why people say you don’t earn and MBA here you do an MBA. Some of the innovations include the Lauder Program which integrates an
international business focused MBA with a MA from the School of Arts & Sciences. The JD/MBA is a combined program with Penn’s law school. Other combinations are the MBA in Healthcare Management and the MBA and MB in Biotechnology.
Saint Joseph’s University (http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/hsb/grad/mba/)
The private Jesuit university’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business’s Professional MBA program gives you the flexibility to continue working as you add to your skills, knowledge and value to any organization. The program is offered on the Philadelphia and Collegeville locations in the evening or fully online for study at your own pace on your own schedule. The program offers a general MBA as well as
concentrations in accounting, business intelligence, finance, health and medical services administration, international business, international marketing, managing human capital, marketing, and online only family business and entrepreneurship. Both the on campus and online programs are AACSB accredited and have been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Carnegie Mellon University (http://tepper.cmu.edu/index.aspx)
The Tepper School of Business ranks 11th in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. It is also one of the most accessible top level programs. In addition to the traditional two-year, on campus program (which includes a summer internship between year one and year two), the school offers a “FlexTime MBA” that allows you to pursue your degree and hold down a job at the same time. If you can’t get to campus, the FlexMBA online program brings the rigorous curriculum to distance learners. You earn the same degree online as on campus, and the program is designed to foster teamwork across countries and cultures.
Pennsylvania State University
The Smeal College of Business at Penn State is a top ranked business school with one of the largest alumni networks in the world. The traditional MBA program emphasizes team work, applied learning, and professionalism, all within a global context. Degree candidates work on a live consulting project through APEX, Applied Professional Experience. You have a choice of concentrations in strategic leadership, finance, B2B marketing and supply chain management. Forbes calculates that your Smeal MBA will pay for itself within 3.2 years. Recruiting is one of the school’s core strengths, with 86% of graduates holding job offers within three months of matriculating.
Temple University (http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/graduate-programs/)
Temple’s Fox School of Business offers a Global MBA that promises deep immersion in global business. The program is a traditional full time, two year curriculum taught on campus in Philadelphia. The same program has been packaged as the Fox Online MBA, with on-demand, mobile friendly courses. The same faculty teaches the online version of the degree, which is packaged in 4 week classes that can be taken one at a time. You can earn your degree online in 20 months or stretch out the pace. The school also offers a Professional Part-Time MBA that you can earn taking evening and weekend classes. Fox’s
Executive MBA takes the international business focus a step further. This program is designed for seasoned managers with strong quantitative skills and takes 16 months to complete. In addition to the EMBA offered on the Malvern, PA campus, Temple has partnered with institutions in Singapore, Cali, Columbia, Tokyo, Japan, and Paris, France to bring this MBA to a truly international audience.
North Carolina MBA Programs
Duke University (http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/)
Duke’s Fuqua School of Business earned its top ten reputations through its traditional full-time MBA program. It is, however, just one of the options. The Cross Continent MBA and Global Executive MBAs combine cutting-edge distance learning with residencies for national and international reach. Both programs accommodate working students and seasoned executives looking for a world class program that doesn’t require interruptions to their careers. The school’s Weekend Executive MBA general management curriculum also makes use of a combination of on campus residences and distance learning. The school offers a number of dual degree options; MD/MBA, MEM/MBA, MF/MBA, JD/MBA and MPP/MBA, all offered on campus only.
University of North Carolina (http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/programs)
Innovation is a core part of the Kenan-Flagler MBA portfolio. The MBA@UNC program puts their award-winning MBA program within reach to anyone in the world. The online program puts their traditional full time, part time and executive MBA programs into an on-demand, self-paced curriculum that is as
rigorous as any you can find. You learn from the same world-class faculty and become part of a global network of experts. The program does require several in-person immersion weekends. Another innovation is the MBA for Executives formats. The degree is offered in evening and weekend formats, but also as OneMBA®, which is a global curriculum offered globally through the partner schools: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, RSM Erasmus University, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Fundação Getulio Vargas. All programs are accredited by AACSB.
Wake Forest University (http://business.wfu.edu/)
The Wake Forest Full-time MBA is a hands-on, learn by doing program. The program takes an active entrepreneurial philosophy and applies it to active learning and teamwork exercises in consulting, finance, marketing and operations management. The classroom curriculum is fully integrated with corporations across the country. The school also offers an evening and Saturday MBA program in Winston-Salem that brings the same curriculum to working professionals. A similar evening and
Saturday MBA program in Charlotte has a strategic and global focus for managers on a leadership track. Both evening programs are geared towards people with work experience. You are assigned to a self-study team that combines different talents and work experiences.
East Carolina University (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-bus/mba.cfm)
ECU's College of Business offers what has been consistently ranked as a “best buy” MBA. The program is AACSB accredited, and has been since 1967. It is offered on campus as well as online. You have the flexibility to combine the two, as well. The MBA program covers the theoretical and practical across areas such as economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategy, operations management,
information technology management and supply chain management. You can set your own pace on campus and online, taking just one class a semester or as many as five. Depending on your
qualifications, you can earn your degree with as few as 30 credit hours. You can also pursue more than one area of specialization, for up to 60 credit hours. The school also offers a dual MD/MBA program. Pfeiffer University (http://www.pfeiffer.edu/graduate)
This small, private university offers both on campus and online classes to give you flexibility in pursuing your MBA. You can set your own pace and finish in as few as two years or stretch it out as you balance study with work. The degree offers several concentrations: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Concentration, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Non-Profit Management and International
Studies, with study abroad opportunities in Europe, the United Kingdom and Canada. The courses make use of case-studies for addressing real-world management challenges in a business context.
New Jersey MBA Programs
Fairleigh Dickinson University (http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8878)
The Silberman College of Business offers a traditional MBA, which is an on campus program with an international focus. They have added a part time MBA, called the Saturday MBA@FDU. This program makes use of a blend of in-class every-other-Saturday and online studies. The school’s portfolio is rounded out by the Accelerated MBA program, which is an intense 15 months of study, and the MBA for Executives, tailored for mid-level professionals with high leadership potential. The focus of all of the programs is on managing businesses globally with a multicultural workforce.
Seton Hall University (http://www.shu.edu/academics/business/mba/)
Seton Hall is home to the Stillman School of Business, an AACSB accredited program that ranks among The Princeton Review’s best business schools. Their primary MBA offering is the Streamlined MBA, which can be completed in as few as 42 credit hours, versus the more common 60 hour load. Most MBA candidates are working full time and balance studying within a full schedule. You can specialize in accounting, finance, information technology, international business, general management, marketing, supply chain management and sports management. The school also offers accelerated dual degrees that combine a JD, MSN and MADIR with an MBA.
Rutgers University Newark & New Brunswick (http://business.rutgers.edu/)
Rutgers Business School is an intense, hands-on program that has an entrepreneurial and collaborative focus. You will work on real world projects with your professors, classmates and an active network of alumni. The school hosts a strong recruiting program with top global companies in the area, and ranks in the top 30 MBA programs worldwide in terms of employment prospects. You can pursue a traditional MBA full time on campus or manage a Flex MBA, which allows you to study part time with a choice of extra concentrations. The Powerhouse is the Executive MBA at Rutgers. It is designed for ambitious professionals looking to ramp up their careers. The program is internationally recognized and earns top ranks in terms of curriculum, network and return on investment.
Thomas Edison State College (http://www.tesc.edu/business/mba/index.cfm)
This state institution offers a rigorous online MBA that can be pursued at an accelerated rate for
completion within 18 months. The flexible format runs in eight-week cycles, combining live participation online formats with on demand course work. There is no physical residency. The program is geared for working adults who do not want to interrupt their careers for an on campus program. In addition to a concentration on general management, the school offers data analytics and healthcare management options. Many of the students in the program bring significant work experience to their studies, so you have a number of options for satisfying prerequisite requirements and you can earn credit for what you already know.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (http://som.njit.edu/academics/graduate/mba/index.php) The School of Management MBA Program has a 48 credit hour curriculum that focuses on today’s technology driven business environment. You will be studying leading edge concepts where technology, strategy and operations intersect. You can study full time on campus, or take advantage of part time evening and weekend classes and online distance learning options. Your MBA concentrations include management information systems, marketing and finance. The program is AASB accredited and was named a top ten research center of management of technology by the journal Product Innovation Management. The school ranks among such company as George Washington University and Michigan
State University, and ahead of Case Western, Drexel, Harvard, University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.