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About the Program
The Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business affords students opportunities to develop an array of both conceptual and analytical tools, allowing them to synthesize a comprehensive approach to problem solving.
Students actively participate in a rigorous curriculum based in theory, research and experiential learning. The knowledge and skills gained are developed from presentations, class discussions, case studies and teamwork, which are essential ingredients of classroom learning. Students examine case studies of business success and failures and analyze complex issues such as the impact of competing interests within an organization. Additionally, students are challenged to address ethical questions and make responsible judgments while simultaneously learning how to drive results through the organization. Outside of the classroom, the program offers numerous opportunities to develop leadership abilities through teamwork, interaction with business executives and professional internships.
MSBA students can choose to pursue one of three areas of emphasis: Business Statistics, Finance or Health Organization Management (HOM).
Program Format and Schedule
The Business Statistics concentration requires 30 hours of coursework and can be completed in one year. There are six core classes (15 hours) including from Information Technology and Operations Management to Statistical Methods, Analysis and Forecasting. 12 hours of student selected, relevant business course work and a three-credit hour Capstone requirement complete the degree.
The Finance concentration requires 30 hours of coursework (33 for non-business undergraduates). There are 24 hours of core classes including various topics in Financial Management and Analysis, Investment and Real Estate. Six additional hours of supporting courses and a Capstone requirement of the student’s choice complete the degree.
The Health Organization Management (HOM) concentration requires 54 credit hours, 30 of which are MBA core requirements, 18 HOM core requirements, six hours of electives, and a Capstone course. These specialized courses allow students to enhance the depth of their understanding of the broad healthcare environment.
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