Texas Entrepreneurs Series: Researching 4 Top Texas MBA Programs

By John Rose, February 17, 2016, Careers/Jobs

At Bounce Energy, we are proud of our beginnings. We were created in 2008 by seven ambitious entrepreneurs who sought to create a successful Texas electricity company from scratch. In honor of those great creators, the Texas Entrepreneurs Series seeks to dive into the spirit of innovation and drive to succeed living inside all entrepreneurs.

For some, Texas evokes a sense of the Old West, but the Lone Star State is an economic powerhouse that reaches far beyond its legacy of oil and ranching. More than 50 of America’s Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Texas, and with the ever growing list of highly successful companies finding a home in the state, the demand for high-qualified graduates from respected MBA programs is growing along with it.

Texas Entrepreneurs Series: Researching 4 Top Texas MBA Programs

Given our well-known sense of state pride, universities throughout Texas are keen on making sure they have great programs to fill the needs of the Texas economy, and that those schools compete on the national stage. So, after researching experts like The Economist, US News and World Report, Bloomberg, and Forbes, we’ve collected information on the top4 MBA programs in Texas.

1) University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

Ranked #14 on Forbes Best Business Schools for 2015, the McCombs School of Business is running with a pretty prestigious pack, including Yale and Duke, and it even surpasses NYU and Carnegie Mellon. This MBA program begins by building strong working bonds among students early on and then works to reinforce ongoing learning through the MBA+ micro-consulting projects, as well as the Venture Fellows and Venture Lab Fellows programs.

2) Texas A&M Mayes Business School

Another solid contender on the Forbes list is the Mayes Business School. Choosing an MBA program from the wide variety of offerings can be a daunting process, but having gone through this process personally, the fact that Mayes is relatively inexpensive, has small class sizes, and a 96% post graduation employment rate makes this school a strong pick with regard to educational experience and return on investment.

Texas Entrepreneurs Series: Researching 4 Top Texas MBA Programs

It’s important you determine what you want to learn, what you want to get out of your education, and what you’re willing to put into it. And how much it costs…

3) Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Another consistently high-ranked MBA program in Texas is the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. This program is the most expensive MBA program available in Texas, but the high quality of education, corporate connections, and high scholarship awards make Rice a very appealing choice for an MBA not only for Texas natives, but also for students nationwide.

4) SMU Cox School of Business

Last, but not least in any capacity, is the SMU Cox School of Business. The Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex is an economic titan, and that is where exactly SMU resides. The Cox School of Business is known for its high quality of education, corporate partnerships, and partnerships with other business schools both in the US and abroad.

Next up in our Texas Entrepreneurs Series: the Top BBA Programs in Texas.

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