From innovative cultural centers to vast wild landscapes, the student experience in Texas is truly unique. A whole host of business masters degrees are offered by these Texan institutions of business, including programs in the disciplines of finance, business analytics, energy management, supply chains, real estate, tax and more. So there is something for everyone in Texas.
These programs focus on developing not just technical abilities but soft skills such as communication and critical thinking abilities. There is also a strong emphasis placed on ethics throughout curricula, owing to the fact that many of the schools have religious roots.
Several of these business schools are part of the large University of Texas system, giving students access to huge alumni networks spread across the world. And state subsidies mean financial aid is plentiful, with the schools offering scholarships that offset the cost of tuition. For in-state residents, there are big discounts on tuition fees.
The programs blend theory and practice, offering experiential learning projects with real corporations. Many of the courses are clustered in the state’s largest cities such as Austin and Dallas or Houston, and the schools have formed strong relationships with local employers, a source of networking opportunities and internships.
Typically, at least 90 percent of recent business masters students receive a job offer within three months of graduation at the schools listed below. Some of the degree programs are STEM-designated, which is a big perk for international students as they get an extra two years to work in the US on their student visa after graduation. And a number of the courses prepare students to sit for leading professional accreditations, such as the CPA exam for accountants.
Rice Jones ranks high worldwide and it runs a Master of Accounting degree. The 10-month program is for students with little to no work experience from all undergraduate majors. The course prepares them to sit for the CPA exam, the leading professional accreditation, and Rice Jones has the second-highest pass rate of any business school in the US. The school has small class sizes to strengthen collaboration and networking and it has a 98 percent job placement rate at graduation.View School Profile
SMU Cox is one of America’s top business schools. The 10-month MSc in Management is ranked highly by The Economist magazine. It covers finance, statistics, marketing, accounting, operations and strategic management. Students tap into Cox’s relationships with top employers in Dallas, which boost career prospects. More than 90 percent of recent students receive a job offer within three months of graduation.View School Profile
The McCombs School of Business, based in Austin, is the state’s highest ranked business school. A number of masters programs are on offer, including the Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Business Analytics, among others in energy management, marketing and more. To differentiate, the school focuses on developing leaders who improve lives and advance the economy.View School Profile
The Jindal School of Management in Dallas offers a wide array of management programs such as the MSc in Financial Engineering and Risk Management, one in Business Analytics and an MS in Finance, which is STEM-designated, giving overseas students an extra 24 months to work in the US on their student visa after graduation. It is one of the state’s biggest schools with some 9,000 annual students and 51,000 alumni worldwide.View School Profile
Mays Business School ranks among the top public business schools in America. It offers an MS in Business that runs for 11 months full-time, in addition to masters degrees in real estate, human resource management and other business disciplines. The MS in Business includes consulting projects with real companies and all admitted students are automatically considered for a scholarship from the program. About 25% receive one.View School Profile
The Bauer College of Business, in Houston, offers a whole host of well-ranked business masters degrees. These include the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and a separate degree in Information Systems. The school focuses on developing not just students’ technical abilities but soft skills such as communication and critical thinking abilities. There is also a strong emphasis placed on ethics.View School Profile
The Neeley School Of Business in Fort Worth is a private business school with strong credentials. The Economist rates the school’s faculty as being the best in the world and it has special expertise in the oil and gas sector. The school runs a Master of Accounting and the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. The location is a plus since Fort Worth is home to 10,000 corporations, a good source of networking opportunities and internships.View School Profile
The Alvarez College Of Business at San Antonio is the largest business school in the University of Texas system. It is a leader in cyber security education but offers a wide range of business masters degrees in the subjects of Finance, Data Analytics, Economics and more. The school’s MSc in Business, lasting 10 months, is a course for recent college graduates.View School Profile
The Hankamer School of Business, based in Waco, ranks especially highly for entrepreneurship. However, there is a wide program portfolio covering disciplines such as Accountancy, Taxation, Economics and Information Systems. Students from the tax masters consistently score among the highest marks on the CAP exam in the country.View School Profile