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Rawls College of Business

STEM MBA at Texas Tech is the first graduate program of its kind in the state of Texas,

designed to give STEM students the business analytical skills necessary to be successful in management and leadership roles.

Technically trained STEM students are seldom armed with the business skills needed to compete. To address this need, the Rawls College of Business created a one-year MBA program designed to complement a STEM student’s technical background. The focus in the classroom is on general business; the difference lies in the emphasis on STEM applications, along with elective classes geared specifically toward STEM disciplines. Whether you are looking at a future in medicine, engineering, science, or technology, a STEM MBA can give you the competitive advantage you need to change your trajectory. 2 | STEM MBA


LOCK-STEP SCHEDULE WITH THREE START DATES

EACH YEAR

JANUARY, JUNE, AND AUGUST

3

ACCT

5301

Financial and Managerial Accounting

3

BECO

5310

Economic Analysis of Business

3

ISQS

5345

Statistical Concepts for Business & Management

3

ISQS

5330

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

3

ISQS

5331

Information Technology & Operations Mgmt.

3

FIN

5320

Financial Management Concepts

3

MKT

5360

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

3

MGT

5371

Managing Org. Behavior & Org. Design

3

MGT

5372

Leadership & Ethics

3

MGT

5391

Strategic & Global Management

3

BLAW

5390

Legal, Regulatory, & Ethical Envir. of Business

3

BA

5322

Technology Commercialization

3

BA

7000

TBA

3

BA

5380

STEM Theories in Practice

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

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We work not just to educate students, but to place them; that’s one of our biggest strengths.

Our placement rate is above the national average. With great Faculty, facilities, and the support services we provide...it’s a pretty good package.

Dr. Paul Goebel, Interim Dean Rawls College of Business 4 | STEM MBA


PROGRAM STATS Science Technology Engineering Math Female Male

41% 1% 53% 5%

I was applying for med school and looking for a way to make myself stand out from the crowd. Rawls STEM MBA opened up opportunities that I never knew existed, and

I’ve learned so much about businesses that I now feel confident entering the work place and succeeding in whatever I choose to do.

25% 75%

I’m excited to see what opportunities will arise because of this degree.

KORY TILLERY BS MICRO BIOLOGY TEXAS TECH 2014

MBA(STEM)

TEXAS TECH 2015

MED SCHOOL UNM

2016 - PRESENT

- Kory Tillery, Rawls STEM MBA ‘15

The STEM MBA is designed for quantitative thinkers, and faculty gear curriculum toward those skills.

MARIA NAVARRETTE BS ECONOMICS

The real-world examples resonated with us and we could see how our STEM knowlege could be applied in business. Through the program, I was able to interact with brilliant students and develop lasting professional relationships. Maria Navarrette, Rawls STEM MBA ‘15

TEXAS TECH 2014

MBA(STEM)

TEXAS TECH 2015

CONSULTANT ERNST & YOUNG 2016 - PRESENT

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STEM MBA

2017-2018

ACCT 5301 Financial & Managerial Acct. The objectives, structure, and substance of financial reports and the use of accounting in the management of an organization. MGT 5372 Leadership & Ethics Students apply alternative leadership and ethical perspectives through cognitive skill building and experiential learning to accelerate their development as authentic leaders. FIN 5320 Financial Mgmt. Concepts Essential financial management concepts with applications to financial decision making in organizations. Special emphasis on cases and computer financial models. MKT 5360 Marketing Concepts & Strategies Examine marketing functions, the institutions which perform them, and the study of marketing planning, strategy, and tactics. Includes the organization, execution, and control of the marketing effort.

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MGT 5371 Managing Org. Behavior & Org. Design Examines management of individual, interpersonal, group and intergroup relations, organizational design, and the organization’s role in a rapidly changing environmental and global context. ISQS 5331 Information Technology & Op. Mgmt. Current topics in information technology and operations management and examines how to utilize them to gain competitive advantage. BA 5322 Technology Commercialization Recognize, screen and develop technology opportunities to become commercial products and services. ISQS 5330 Decision Theory & Bus. Analytics An overview of business analytics and examines normative and behavioral theories that drive managerial decision making.


BCOM 5376 Strategic Bus. Communication A strategic approach to professional business communication with diverse internal and external stakeholders. A focus on credibility, persuasion, group facilitation, ethics, and case analysis. ISQS 5345 Statistical Concepts for Bus. & Mgmt. Statistical applications using the personal computer, with emphasis on proper presentation and interpretation of statistics in managerial settings. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods, estimation, testing, regression, forecasting, and quality control. MGT 5391 Strategic & Global Mgmt. Global and local strategy formula-

tion and implementation of corporate, business, and functional strategies. BA 5380 STEM Theories in Practice Addresses how topics in science, technology, and engineering are utilized in business practice. BLAW 5390 Legal, Regulatory, & Ethical Envir. of Business Examine the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues that arise in the conduct of business to develop a capacity for recognizing and dealing with such issues.

BECO 5310 (3 hrs) Economic Analysis for Business Studies markets in which firms compete within the context of a global supply chain, including markets for good & services, financial markets, and labor. Emphasizes how the interactions of these markets affect the formulation and implementation of business strategies. All classes are offered in a condensed format taking place over either 5 or 8 weeks. CLASSES MEET: 8:00AM – 12:00PM MWF 8:00AM – 2:00PM Tues/Thurs. 8:00AM – 12:00PM Mon. thru Fri. STEM MBA Program | 7


RAWLS RESOURCES

Career Mgmt. Center Writing Center Financial Aid Checklist BA Computing Services Rawls Newsletter Wall Street Journal

CAMPUS RESOURCES

Academic Calendar Campus Map TTU Library Raiderlink Blackboard Mediasite TTU Student Handbook Student Business Services 8 | STEM MBA

Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend all course meetings and stay for the entire class duration. In exceptional circumstances in which absence is unavoidable (e.g., serious illness, death in the family), students should notify the instructor prior to the absence. Students may be requested to provide documentation of the event, and make alternative arrangements with the course instructor. Students who fail to at-


Policy& PROCEDURE

(REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW)

tend scheduled class meetings may be required to repeat the course. Late Assignments It is the student’s responsibility to request an extension if a situation arises that prevents completion of any assignment by the due date. Late assignments may be subject to a grade reduction at the instructor’s discretion. Failure to submit assignments by the last date during the term, as designated by the instructor, may result in an “F” for that assignment. Grading Credit is granted only for courses completed with grades of A, B, or C. Grades of D and F are used in computing grade point averages. A plus or a minus added to a grade will be entered on the transcript, but will not be used in calculating grade point aver-

age. A grade of “CR” indicates the course extends past the grading period for that semester. Students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to graduate. Grades are posted on the “MyTech” tab of the Raiderlink portal. Professors will post grades by the final due date indicated on the Academic calendar. Grades of Incomplete Students who cannot complete a course, due to extraordinary events, may request a grade of Incomplete. Grade of Incomplete

must be submitted

Forms

by the student and approved by your professor prior to the ending date of the course. Requests are granted at the discretion of the instructor. If a student cannot meet the program’s deadline to clear an incomplete grade, the student must request an extension from the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. Failure to meet specified deadlines will result in a the grade of an “F”. Academic Probation & Suspension If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, they will be placed on academic probation. The student has two consecutive semesters to raise their cumulative GPA to a 3.0. If the student’s GPA remains below 3.0 during probation, the student is subject to suspension. A student placed on suspension will be required to remain out of Graduate School for one semester, and will

need to reapply to the program. If a student is suspended two times they will not be allowed to return to Graduate School. Transfer Credits & Distance Courses Any transfer of credit from another university is subject to review and approval by the graduate dean. Work completed with a grade of less than B will not be considered.

For detailed policy information: Blackboard Student Code of Conduct

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SCIENCE MBA TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

Dr. Bill Pasewark ASSOC. DEAN w.pasewark@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.2038

Wendy Arnett SR. DIRECTOR

mary.weatherly@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.2773

Chathry Keaton STEM ADVISOR kelsey.zickefoose@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.0980

Cristina Sierra RECRUITER

cristina.sierra@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.4088

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TTU STEM MBA  

Overview of the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business STEM MBA program

TTU STEM MBA  

Overview of the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business STEM MBA program